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Departments: Paper

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Department was from recycled sources in each of the last three years. (134058)

My Department has a single contract for office supplies that operates across all business areas. Under this arrangement the percentage breakdown of paper used for photocopying obtained from recycled sources in each of the last three years is set out as follows.

Recycled paper percentage

2004-05

16.57

2005-06

21.88

2006-07

33.09

My Department obtains printed publications from variety of sources. Figures on percentage breakdown of paper used in printed publications from recycled stock over the past three years have not been held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.