HC Deb 04 March 1918 vol 103 c1683
2. Mr. FIELD

asked whether a large quantity of waste paper is exported from Ireland to be re-manufactured in Great Britain, and then re-imported into Ireland; and whether, in view of this wastage of tonnage, time, and money, he will arrange that the waste paper shall be supplied to Irish mills, and that, if necessary, arrangements shall be made to equip more paper mills in Ireland?


I am informed that the great bulk of the waste paper collected in Ireland is sent to the Irish Mill, and that only a small portion comes to Great Britain. There is no objection to this small surplus going to the Irish Mills if they are able to deal with it.


If I give the hon. Member particulars, will he arrange that the surplus is sent to Ireland, because his information is contrary to mine?


I will do my best.