§ Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will now take steps to ensure the efficient collection of waste paper by local authorities, in view of the demands for this waste by paper mills and the contribution it can make in lessening imports and improving the balance of payments situation.
§ Mr. MacColl
The hon. Member will know that the Economic Development Committee for the paper and board industry have just appointed a working party, 285W on which the Board of Trade and the Department are represented, to consider how supplies of waste paper can be increased. My right hon. Friend prefers to await their report before considering whether to raise this matter with local authorities.