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Waste Paper

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 6 July 1950

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the great difficulty now experienced by manufacturers of board and carton packings in obtaining enough waste paper; to what extent this is due to a falling off in the collection of waste paper by local authorities; and if he will state the countries from which waste paper is being imported.

Yes. The shortage of waste paper is due to a decline in local authorities' collections, accompanied by an increase in consumption for the man-facture of packaging materials. Waste paper is now being imported from Holland, Sweden, and to a small extent from Norway.