MP questions cost of St Dennis incinerator

A Cornish MP has asked the Government to look into the cost of the new waste incinerator for the county.

Stephen Gilbert, who represents St Austell and Newquay, used a Commons debate to attack plans for the incinerator at St Dennis, claiming cheaper alternatives could save more than £300 million.

He said Cornwall should instead try to improve its record on recycling which is amongst the worst 25% in the country.