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Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by the Government Equalities Office has been from recycled sources. (220736)

In the Government Equalities Office (GEO) all of the paper used for photocopying contains 100 per cent. recycled content. All GEO’s publications are printed on paper containing a minimum of 75 per cent. recycled fibre content. This is in line with the mandatory ‘Buy Sustainable—Quick Wins’ minimum environmental product standards developed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.