Scrap Metal Salvage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1942.

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Photo of Mr Walter Higgs Mr Walter Higgs , Birmingham West

asked the Minister of Supply whether, in view of the present position, it is necessary to continue the demolition of railings and carry on the other special drives for scrap?

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

Yes, Sir. The weekly tonnages required for maintaining the output of steel are very large, and it is only by the most intensive collection by the Ministry of Works and Buildings of all the available material for scrap that this production can be maintained.