§ 43. Major Anstruther-Gray
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the salvage of waste paper now serves any useful purpose; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
Yes, Sir. Waste paper is a valuable raw material, which is now being used at the rate of one million tons a year in the manufacture of paper and of board for packing. This saves foreign exchange and helps to keep our mills in full production. There is also a small but useful export trade.
§ Major Anstruther-Gray
May we take it from that reply that my hon. and learned Friend wants to encourage local authorities to press on with their schemes of salvage?
§ Mr. Strauss
At the present moment collection and consumption are about evenly balanced. I cannot say, therefore, that there is any great need of new action.