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Waste Paper (Collection)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the collection of waste paper has increased during the last 12 months; and in what ways and to what extent this has involved increased subsidy and bonus payments by his Department.

Collections of waste paper by local authorities amounted to 311,577 tons in 1948 as compared with 226,776 tons in 1947. Bonus payments to local authorities are estimated at £83,000 in 1948 as compared with £51,114 in 1947. Waste paper collections from all sources were 753,183 tons in 1948 as compared with 644,595 tons in 1947.