HC Deb 18 March 1976 vol 907 c624W
Mr. Hugh Delargy

asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) if he will provide assistance under the Industry Act for the setting up of de-inking plants, in order to encourage the re-use of waste paper;

(2) what steps he proposes to take to encourage the raising of the recovery rate of waste paper in the United Kingdom to at least 33 per cent., in order to bring it more into line with other countries' performances.

Mr. Carmichael

The Government are preparing a scheme of assistance for the paper and board industry aimed at increasing its capacity to use waste paper and other indigenous raw materials. This would include assistance for de-inking plants.