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Kitchen Waste (Prices)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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48.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the circular instructions dated 23rd April, 1949, and served on 25th April, 1949, from the Directorate of Salvage and Recovery to local authorities will increase the price of concentrated kitchen waste to farmers and others from £4 10s. per ton to approximately £7 per ton, the increase to operate from 2nd May, 1949; that local authorities and merchants cannot contact the purchasers in the time available; and if he will postpone the operation of the increase to 1st June, 1949.

I regret that there was some unavoidable delay in reaching a decision on a new scale of prices for concentrated and raw kitchen waste, but as the Government subsidies on these feedingstuffs terminated at the end of April, it was felt that the new maximum prices should operate as soon as possible after that date.