HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 c6
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?

Mr. Thorneycroft

I think that all these schemes serve a useful purpose.