§ 40. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Minister of Supply what arrangements he has in hand for stimulating salvage of scrap aluminium and other non-ferrous metals.
§ Mr. G. R. Strauss
I am not at present contemplating a scrap salvage campaign for aluminium and the other non-ferrous metals, but I am considering whether action should be taken to prevent the hoarding of commercial arisings of scrap.
§ Mr. Nabarro
Does the Minister not realise that very considerable accretions of aluminium and other non-ferrous metals are lying around the country, and that local authorities and the public would willingly help in securing them for salvage? Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider this point?
§ Mr. Strauss
I am very doubtful whether there is, in fact, any substantial quantity of aluminium scrap lying about. The experience of aluminium scrap campaigns during the war is not very encouraging.