The Department for the Environment says it is disappointed with their report.
I say that it is nothing to with either of them.
If central government doesn't allow local councils to decide how they collect people's rubbish, what will it allow them to do?
Looking at the Lib Dem blogs, Politically Restricted has a report headed MPs report on rubbish collections is backing for Southwark stance. But if the Lib Dems want the rubbish collected weekly in Southwark they should fight local elections on that platform. They don't need Westminster to tell them if they are right or wrong. That is a decision for the voters of Southwark.
Meanwhile, Norfolk Blogger asks Weekly bin collections instead of fortnightly - Are people prepared to pay for them? The answer, I imagine, is that some people are, some people are not and different councils will come to different solutions.
I suspect the truth is that weekly collections are suitable in urban areas (like Southwark) and that fortnightly collections are suitable in more rural areas (like most of Norfolk). But it is not a question with which central government or underemployed backbench MPs need concern themselves.