Plea for MPs to back scrap metal bill

Alasdair Jackson, right, with Insp Nick Emmett of Lancashire Police as part of its metal theft prevention campaign

Alasdair Jackson, right, with Insp Nick Emmett of Lancashire Police as part of its metal theft prevention campaign

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The boss of a Preston recycling company has pleaded with MPs not to derail a bid to clampdown on metal thieves.

Alasdair Jackson, operations director at Recycling Lives, said the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill would close loopholes which allow rogue dealers to operate in the industry.

But the legislation, being introduced by a backbench MP rather than the Government, could be blocked today if MPs opposed to new restrictions make long-winded speeches to talk out the Bill.

 

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