§ Sir I. Fraser
asked the Minister of Supply when a householder gives metal goods and other salvage in response to his appeals does the value of the gift accrue wholly to the Exchequer to help the nation both financially and materially, or do others enjoy part of the value; and, if so, who are they?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The materials given by householders to the salvage schemes of local authorities, in response to my appeals, are normally sold by the local authorities through merchants for utilisation in industry. The proceeds accordingly do not accrue to the Exchequer but to the general rate fund of the local authorities, any surplus above the costs of collection being for the benefit of the rates. There are some minor exceptions such as the village dump scheme, where the surplus proceeds are devoted to the Red Cross Fund.