HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 cc78-80W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will confer with the Minister of Agriculture, with a view to some Government action being taken to collect from the farms old motor cars lorries, chassis and derelict agricultural implements, also engines and girders which are derelict and are available and only require a small payment and transport for utilisation for scrap metal for war purposes?

Sir A. Duncan

I have been in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture about the collection of scrap from the farming community; and, as was explained in the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Holborn on 10th December last, action has been taken, after consultation with the National Farmers' Union, to collect iron and steel scrap from farms in nine counties specially selected for the purpose. The scheme is being extended to other counties.