HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 cc105-6W
Mr. Crowther

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information he has as to whether waste paper subsidised by Government funds, collected in the United States of America, is being imported into the United Kingdom.

Mr. Atkins

I understand that mandatory collection of waste paper and other recyclable materials is now in operation in several states of the United States of America. It is not possible separately to identify the volumes of waste paper obtained by this route and subsequently exported to the United Kingdom. However, there is

Mr. Atkins

The information is in the following table:

currently no evidence that imports of waste paper from the United States of America into the United Kingdom are having an adverse effect on our domestic market.