Oral Answers to Questions — Rags, Ropes and String (Salvage).

– in the House of Commons on 16th July 1942.

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Photo of Sir Alexander Spearman Sir Alexander Spearman , Scarborough and Whitby

asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is taking to prevent wastage of rags, ropes and other textile materials?

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

An Order, which comes into force on 20th July, has been made under the Defence Regulations prohibiting the destruction, abandonment or mixing with refuse of any rag, rope or string, or any article made wholly or mainly from such materials. Directions were issued to local authorities in November last year, requiring them to maintain or see maintained in their districts an efficient service for the collection of rags as well as other materials. Publicity in various forms has been and is being given to the urgent need for these materials, and to the new Order.