Directions have already been served on 96 local authorities requiring them to collect kitchen waste and send it to concentrator plants, and further directions will be served as and when concentrator plants become available. My right hon. Friend does not, however, at present propose to make collections compulsory on all local authorities, since this would not be justified in cases where outlets are not assured. In this matter, my right hon. Friend is advised by the Waste Food Board, which was set up by him in consultation with the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Ministers of Agriculture and Food. I should add that, in addition to the 96 local authorities now under direction, 437 collect kitchen waste for feeding their own pigs and for disposal to local pig clubs and pig keepers. There are also private collections in hundreds of other areas.