Scrap Rubber (Collection)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons on 9th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ivor Thomas Mr Ivor Thomas , Keighley

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will make a statement on the progress of the campaign for collecting scrap rubber?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

The quantity of scrap rubber so far collected, through local authorities and waste rubber merchants and through the operation of the Tyre Rationing Scheme, is well up to expectation. Sustained efforts are, however, needed to meet our continuing requirements. In co-operation with the Rubber Control, the Motor Agents' Association arc-arranging an intensive campaign amongst their members. An Order has recently been made prohibiting the destruction or throwing away of waste rubber; and local authorities have been directed to arrange for efficient collection.

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

Is there any proposal to take up the rubber pavement in the City of London and use that for salvage purposes?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

That has not been considered.