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Waste Paper

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement about his discussions with the paper industries and with the local authorities and charitable organisations involved in waste paper collection about the implications for recycling of the current low prices for waste paper.

The Advisory Group on Waste Paper Recycling upon which the paper industries and local authorities are represented has had three meetings and expects to produce an interim report in three or four months' time. In the meantime I have made it clear that I am prepared to consider urgently any interim scheme of assistance for the industry to promote increased stockpiling which falls within the provisions of current legislation under Section 8 of the Industry Act 1972. So far I have received no such application from the industry.