HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1238W
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.

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