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Jam Jars (Salvage)

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that many shops refuse to take jam jars when offered; that most households have plenty of jam jars which they are quite willing to hand over to those who require them; and whether he will arrange with local authorities for their collection.

The Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides have just completed a one month campaign of house-to-house collection of jam jars and preliminary reports suggest that housewives have responded well and that substantial quantities of jars have been returned to jam manufacturers. In addition, I am glad to be able to tell my hon. Friend, many local authorities are also salvaging glass food containers on a substantial scale.