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Kitchen Waste Collection

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 17 May 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of complaints sent to him by the hon. Member for Brighton about insanitary methods for collecting food salvage in Brighton, what steps he is prepared to take to improve sanitary conditions in collecting food salvage.

The Corporation are required by Direction under the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, to collect and sterilise kitchen waste. The method and conditions of collection are matters for the local authority. My right hon. Friend understands that they are trying out in part of the borough the use of containers in individual households, and if this system is extended it should remove the conditions to which the hon. Member has called attention.