Kitchen Waste Collection.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 28th January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether the tonnage of kitchen waste collected by local authorities for feeding pigs and poultry has increased since the Waste Food Board was set up; and to what extent?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

The Waste Food Board was set up in May, 1941, and in that month local authorities' collections of kitchen waste totalled 12,838 tons, which compared with 11,279 tons in March, 1941, and 11,370 tons in April, 1941. Since May, the tonnage of collections has steadily increased and in December, 1941, reached a new peak figure of 22,000 tons.

Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

Are the Armed Forces of the Crown taking part in this movement?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Yes, Sir; collections are made, of course, from military camps.