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Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department’s policy is on the selection of (a) real and (b) artificial Christmas trees for her Department’s festive decorations; and how real trees are disposed of. (173510)

The Department for Transport has no specific policy on this matter and both real and artificial Christmas trees are used on departmental premises. Real trees are purchased in accordance with Government procurement rules and are disposed of via recycling. Artificial trees are not disposed of and continue to be re-used every year.