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Waste Paper

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the quantity of waste paper removed from the House in an average week; and what proportion of this consists of unsolicited mail or other unused matter.

The quantity of paper removed from the Palace averages 2 tonnes per day, with a maximum of 4 tonnes per day. It is not possible to estimate the proportion of this which is unsolicited mail, or other unused matter. The waste paper is sent for recycling.