HC Deb 25 June 1973 vol 858 cc243-5W
18. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give for the last 10 years representative prices offered by waste paper processors to local authorities for clean, baled newspaper and cardboard, respectively, the average and total value and tonnages of imported wood pulp for paper and board manufacture, the number of local authorities salvaging waste paper in each year and the total tonnages salvaged, and the prices of waste paper and wood pulp imported, respectively.

Mr. Anthony Grant

The available information is as follows:

operating salvage schemes to recover waste paper for re-cycling without incurring losses which have to be met out of the rates.

Mr. Chataway

The waste paper market is governed by commercial forces, and local authorities must make their own decisions. They are encouraged to collect waste paper for recycling if they consider that the operation is economically viable.