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Waste Paper

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether, in order to encourage the proper utilisation of waste paper, he will ensure that Government Departments use recycled paper wherever possible.

Paper for use within Government Departments is bought by competitive tender. Manufacturers are free to utilise recycled paper provided that the quality of the finished product meets the contract specifications, which is set no higher than necessary. Consideration is being given to the possibility of including even more recycled paper in products used in Government offices.