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Departments: Paper

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Leader of the House what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Office was from recycled sources in each of the last three years. (134060)

In the last three years, 100 per cent. of paper used by the Leader of the House of Commons Office for photocopying has been from recycled sources.

Paper used for printed publications complies with the Government's sustainable procurement “quick wins” agenda, which states that “coated papers must contain a minimum of 60 per cent. recycled fibre and uncoated papers 100 per cent. recycled fibre”. In practice most papers used comprise at least 75 per cent. recycled fibre for coated and 100 per cent. for uncoated.