§ 8. Mr. Shepherd
asked the President of the Board of Trade what annual saving in foreign currency he estimates is made by the work of the Waste Paper Recovery Association Limited; and to what extent the existing collections are adequate for the needs of the trade.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
I am unable to make any reliable estimate of the saving in foreign currency due to waste paper salvage, but I have no doubt that it is substantial. During recent months collections have been running some 5 to 10 per cent. below the requirements of the mills, which have been drawing on stocks.
§ Major Anstruther-Gray
Will my right hon. Friend encourage local authorities to press on with their salvage schemes?