To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent his Department uses recycled paper or provides paper for recycling.
The use of recycled paper by the Ministry of Defence remains as set out by my hon. Friend the Member for Epsom and Ewell (Mr. Hamilton) in his reply to the hon. Member for Gower (Mr. Wardell) on 26 January 1987, at column 128.The Ministry arranges for scrap paper and board to be collected from its units and establishments through contracts let by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Depending on the quality and suitability of the material, it is understood that much of it is recycled by the industry in a range of papers and cardboards.