HC Deb 22 May 1940 vol 361 c147W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, instead of burning the large quantities of departmental papers, he will arrange for them to be utilised for pulping?

Captain Crookshank

The existing practice is to pulp all departmental waste papers, excepting a comparatively small proportion consisting of secret documents, which is burned. Steps have already been taken, however, to investigate the possibility of disposing under proper safeguards of these latter documents by pulping instead of burning.