HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc1272-3
13. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is satisfied with the amount of waste paper being collected by local authorities for salvage; what is the total amount for the last twelve months; and how many local authorities are still outside the scheme.

Mr. Maudling

I have not heard of any dissatisfaction with the amount collected. I understand that 1,223,000 tons were received by the paper mills in 1959. Local authorities are not obliged to report on their collection of waste paper, but I am aware that at least 750 authorities collect regularly.

Wing Commander Bullus

If the scheme for the salvage of waste paper is to be of any value, what steps is my right hon. Friend taking to encourage local authorities and any other agencies outside the scheme to come into the scheme? In view of the large amount of waste paper received by hon. Members, is the Palace of Westminster within the scheme for reclamation and salvage?

Mr. Maudling

I suspect that that is a question for one or other of my right hon. Friends.