HC Deb 13 February 1973 vol 850 cc311-2W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what research his Department is undertaking into the collection and recycling of waste paper; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Local authorities have received advice on this subject in the reports of the Department's Working Parties on Refuse Collection and Storage and on Refuse Disposal, and in a recent report by Local Authorities Management Services and Computer Committee (LAMSAC).

The Department of Trade and Industry has for several years sponsored research by the association for the paper and board, printing and packaging industries—PIRA—on the collection and treatment of waste paper, including the removal of pernicious contraries and furnish losses within paper mills. Such research is kept under review and new research programmes considered when necessary.