Since the issue of Circular 8/65 the Department have continued joint discussions with trade and local authority organisations. Many local authorities have acted on the advice in the circular or are considering how best to do so. The scrap metal and car-breaking trades are interested in extending their activities and there is now better contact between them and local authorities. The situation is constantly under review but the progress already made is encouraging.
I think that most authorities which have a problem of any size are having discussions, as they are having in Hertfordshire, either for a joint effort, to have common services and sharing them between them, or by agreements with scrap merchants, where that can be done.