HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 cc648-9
53. Sir Irving Albery

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is satisfied that the collection of waste paper is adequate; and that the present licensing arrangements are not impeding its collection?

Sir A. Duncan

Since November, 1939, local authorities have collected and returned to industry 370,000 tons of waste paper. The supply does not, however, equal the demand and further steps are being taken to stimulate increased recovery. The present licensing arrangements, which aim at securing the proper sorting of waste and its diversion to mills best suited to use the various grades, do not impede collection.

Sir Robert Young

Is the Minister aware that much paper is wasted at markets, which are held once or twice a week in different parts of the country, because no receptacles are provided in which to put any waste paper?

Sir A. Duncan

I will take note of that.