|Welsha Carrier tax is Working|
But since England has neither its own parliament or assembly it is left to Westminster MPs to introduce this policy and it looks like they made a mess of it.
Which has led to a group of MPs has described the Government plan to introduce a 5p charge for plastic bags In England as a "complete mess".
|But it lloks like its going to be a mess in Englan|
The Coalition hopes that introducing a levy on carrier bags next year will reduce the number of people using them, helping prevent littering and damage to the environment in the process as it has here
.But the scheme will apply only to major supermarkets and retailers while paper or bio-degradable bags will be exempt from the charge.
The Environmental Audit Committee says making exceptions will cause confusion among shoppers.
So it seems that Westminster may have possibly cocked up legislation for such a charge because they could not bring themselves simply to simply admit that they only needed to copy the Welsh assemblies legislation.
Devolution means adopting legislation to your needs but it does not mean doing things differently for the sake of it.
If I was the Minister in charge of this I'd pop down to the bay and look at how we did this and copy it almost in its entirety.
But maybe and English parliament may have done things better being more inclined to admit that the others devolved countries have got it right.