HC Deb 07 February 1949 vol 461 cc16-7W
87. Mr. Medland

asked the Minister of Supply if he will undertake a special salvage drive, having regard to the large amounts of arisings known to exist in this country; and in view of the urgent need for rebuilding war damaged areas, if he will allocate to those areas ton for ton of steel from all arisings obtained in excess of that in 1947.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

An intensive scrap drive in this country is already being undertaken by a Joint Committee of the British Iron and Steel Federation and the National Federation of Scrap Iron, Steel and Metal Merchants. This special drive, which has already resulted in greatly increased collections, will continue throughout 1949 The allocations of steel are based on the needs and relative importance of the various users and the amount allocated for a particular purpose could not be related to the amount of scrap collected.