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Paper And Board Industry

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proposals he has for assistance to the paper and board industry to finance stocks of waste paper in order to enable it to overcome the problem caused by cyclical fluctuations in demand.

The Advisory Group on Waste Paper Recycling, which I chair, is at present urgently studying alternative methods of stabilising the waste paper market in the future. In the meantime, I have told representatives of the paper and board industry that I will give urgent consideration to any application for assistance with increased stock-piling made to me under existing legislation. So far I have received no such application.