HC Deb 24 October 1950 vol 478 cc326-7W
81. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he is taking to encourage the salvage of paper, particularly through local authorities.

Mr. H. Wilson

I have asked the Waste Paper Recovery Association, which is the trade body which handles these salvage schemes, to let me have a practical plan for encouraging local authorities to resume or increase collections. Final details are being worked out by the Association, but it has already been agreed in principle that the scheme will provide for a minimum price guaranteed by the mills until the end of 1951, while leaving to local authorities the advantage of the current market price whenever that is higher.

On this basis the mills will undertake to accept all the waste paper which local authorities can collect. As soon as the details have been completed, I shall take steps to urge local authorities, in all but the most scattered districts, to take full advantage of this offer in the national interest and in their own.

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