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Waste Paper

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Lord President of the Council how much waste paper is collected within the precincts of the Palace of Westminster in the course of a year; and what happens to it.

The weight of unclassified waste paper collected from both Houses of Parliament currently totals about 250 tonnes a year. The paper is sold for recycling under a contract administered by HMSO. Classified waste paper is destroyed within the confines of the Houses of Parliament.