HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c604W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Minister of Supply whether a decision has now been reached on the compulsory appointment of salvage officers for each local authority area?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

My right hon. Friend yesterday issued a direction under the Defence Regulations to local authorities with a population of over 10,000 requiring them to provide or cause to be provided, to his satisfaction, a service for the regular and efficient collection of certain materials most urgently required. The direction does not include any specific provision regarding the appointment of collecting officers, but this is implied in the requirement of an efficient service.