§ Mr. H. Wilson
A requirement to collect household bones is included in the general salvage directions under Regulation 54B of the Defence (General) Regulations 1939, which have been given to all urban and rural local authorities for districts with populations exceeding 5,000 and 10,000, respectively. Household bones have a very important raw material value in the production of glues, fats and fertilisers. I appeal, therefore, to local authorities and the public to increase the collections, which have now fallen to a very low level.
§ Mr. Wilson
Anything I can do with the local authorities—and, of course, we do not collect the bones ourselves—will be done.
§ Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite
Can the President of the Board of Trade assist us by defining the term "household bones." Is it "the skeleton in the cupboard"?