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Kitchen Waste (Collection)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent and in what ways the cost of subsidies for the collection and processing of kitchen waste has increased during the last 12 months.

The tonnage subsidies to local authorities collecting and processing kitchen waste are estimated to amount to £416,000 for the year ending 31st March next as against £255,138 for the previous year. The rise is due to the increase in the subsidies in October, 1947, to meet increased costs.