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Food: Packaging

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to encourage food suppliers to use less packaging; and what discussions he has had over the last six months. (136771)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea, East (Mrs. James) on 1 May 2007, Official Report, column 1525W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate the Government have made of the amount of food packaging used in each year since 1997. (136772)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my right hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, East and Wallsend (Mr. Brown) on 10 May 2007, Official Report, column 382W.