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Parliament: Waste Management

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much waste was (a) produced (b) recycled and (c) incinerated by the Parliamentary Estate in each year from 2002 to 2007. (202189)

The quantities of waste (a) produced, (b) recycled and (c) incinerated by the parliamentary estate in each financial year from 2002 to 2008 are given as follows:

Waste

Tonnes

(a) Produced

(b) Recycled

(c) Incinerated

2002-03

2,767

699

2,068

2003-04

2,319

608

1,711

2004-05

1,916

561

1,355

2005-06

2,101

801

1,300

2006-07

2,035

862

1,173

2007-08

1,989

954

1,035

In the previous answer to the hon. Member for Brent, East (Sarah Teather) on 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 1642W, a figure of 2,252 tonnes was given for the total waste produced in the 2005-06 financial year. This total included waste deposited in builders’ skips; all the other years’ figures excluded this waste stream and the 2005-06 totals have been amended to ensure a consistent approach.