Written Answers - Litter Pollution.

Tuesday, 1 December 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 497 No. 5

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  242.  Mr. Sargent  Information on Trevor Sargent  Zoom on Trevor Sargent   asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   if he will report on the implementation of the independent monitoring mechanism which systematically quantifies the extent and composition of litter. [25354/98]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. D. Wallace): Information on Dan Wallace  Zoom on Dan Wallace  The proposal to establish a national litter pollution monitoring system was included in the programme of measures announced by me last June to support local authority action on litter. Details of the programme are set out in the reply to Questions Nos. 17 and 61 of 11 June 1998.

The national monitoring system is expected to be fully operational next year. Tenders are currently being sought for the purposes of the appointment of consultants as the monitoring body under the system. The final date for receipt of tenders is 15 January 1999.

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