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CLA u r ges ban on cash sales of scrap.

THE Country Land and Business Association has launched a campaign to ban cash sales in scrap metal dealing, to try to stop the rise in opportunist theft from rural businesses and communities.

The association, known as the CLA, whose members own and manage more than 250 different types of rural business, wants the Government to legislate to ban cash sales of scrap metal.

CLA Wales director, Ben Underwood, said stolen metal was being traded too easily in the scrap metal industry.

"This campaign has generated an unprecedented response from our members in Wales, who have had to deal with anything from the theft of live electric cable to remote properties being stripped of plumbing," he said.

"Even the statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel was taken from its plinth at Neyland," he said.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 13, 2011
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