HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c806
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.