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Departmental Paper

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 two years. (220733)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 2 May 2007, Official Report, columns 1672-73W, for percentage figures relating to 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07.

The following tables show the percentage of paper containing recycled content used in 2007-08:

Percentage of photocopier paper with recycled content

2007-08

DFT(C)

99.94

DVLA

100

DSA

99

GCDA

100

HA

100

MCA

100

VCA

100

VOSA

99

Percentage of paper with recycled content used in printed publications

2007-08

DFT(C)

1100

DVLA

91

DSA

100

GCDA

95

HA

100

MCA

100

VCA

100

VOSA

75

1 Figure refers to publication work carried out by central Communications Directorate only.