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Waste Paper

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that there is a continuing market for the sale of wastepaper collected by charities, bearing in mind that the recycling of waste paper not only has a beneficial effect on the balance of trade, but also contributes to the conservation of natural resources.

This is one of the central matters being urgently considered by the Advisory Group on Waste Paper Recycling under my chairmanship. Meanwhile, I have told representatives of the paper industry that I will certainly give urgent consideration to any application they may make for assistance with increased stockpiling of waste paper which is consistent with the requirements of Section 8 of the Industry Act 1972. So far I have received no such application.