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Newsprint And Wood Pulp

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1975

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71.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what are the current annual import bills for newsprint and wood pulp for paper making; and if he can make an estimate of the financial savings which could be achieved by using recycled waste paper instead to the maximum extent possible.

Imports of newsprint in 1974 were valued at £172 million and of wood-pulp for paper-making purposes at £266 million. An assessment of the savings in the import bill which might accrue from a greater use of recycled fibre is currently being prepared for the Advisory Group on Waste Paper Recycling.