HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 c7W
88. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the President of the Board of Trade what further progress has been made in the collection of waste paper salvage; and whether receipts of waste paper now balance the rate of consumption.

Mr. Rhodes

Since the mills launched their new salvage campaign in November last, about 200 councils have decided to resume the separate collection of waste paper and about 800 have entered for the salvage contest. This should shortly result in improved collections, but it is still too early for results to be reflected in the statistics of mills' receipts, the latest returns of which for November, 1950, were about 1,000 tons a week below the rate of consumption.