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Wing Commander Bullus
asked the Secretary for Overseas Trade, as representing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what was the total amount of waste paper salvaged by local authorities for the last available 12 months; and the comparative totals for the three previous years.
In 1948 and 1949 the amounts of waste paper collected by local authorities were 310,000 and 285,000 tons respectively. No detailed statistics are available for subsequent years, but it is estimated that in 1951 about 400,000 tons were collected.I may add that the total of waste paper from all sources delivered to paper mills in 1951 was 1,078,000 tons.