§ Mr. Lyons
asked the Minister of Supply the reasons for the delay in removing scrap dumps from rural and semi-rural areas; whether, in view of the response made to his appeals, he will take steps for the rapid and regular collection and dispose of all such salvage material; and whether, if transport difficulty accounts for any part of the delay, he will consider seeking co-operation with the Service Departments to secure immediate relief?
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
There has been some delay in the past in the removal of local scrap dumps, largely because of transport difficulties, the exceptionally heavy demand made upon the scrap trade, and the shortage of skilled labour. Arrangements have now been made which I hope will result in these dumps being cleared in the course of the next few weeks.