Charles Walker calls for debate on Veolia incinerator plans

Charles Walker calls for debate on Veolia and the company's promotion of an incinerator on a floodplain at Ratty's Lane in Hoddesdon.

Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con)

May we have an urgent debate on the conduct of Veolia, an organisation full of sharp suits and sharp practices? This company is promoting an incinerator in my constituency on a floodplain that just 18 months ago it was arguing before the planning inspector was unsuitable for such a site. This is disgraceful and, dare I say, dishonest behaviour on the part of this company.

Mr Lidington

My hon. Friend makes his points powerfully, and I am sure on behalf of his constituents. This is obviously a matter for the local planning authorities, and for the Environment Agency as the custodian of environmental regulations. He may wish to seek an Adjournment debate on it.

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