§ Sir R. Rankin
asked the Minister of Supply what precise steps are to be taken in connection with the national campaign to encourage the recovery of scrap-iron and steel; and whether he will consider adopting the method under which on a stated day all unwanted scrap-iron was collected from householders by road transport?
§ Mr. Burgin
An appeal has been addressed by the Iron and Steel Controller to certain local authorities and to a large number of industrial concerns urging them to make available to steel works increased supplies of scrap-iron and steel. This appeal, I am glad to say, has met with a most encouraging response. In co-operation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health I hope shortly to send out a comprehensive circular on salvage, dealing not only with iron and steel, but also with other materials, to all local authorities. As regards the last part of the question, I have taken note of my hon. Friend's suggestion.