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Departments: Paper

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth 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. (134044)

100 per cent. of copier paper purchased by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) through contracts is from recycled sources. This was the case in each of the last three years.

In each of the past three years, one hundred per cent of paper used in printed publications purchased through contracts used by the FCO was from recycled sources.

Statistics are not available for paper that was not purchased through contracts. This is because the FCO’s overseas missions have the ability to procure their paper locally where this offers the best overall value for money.