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Departmental Stationery

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department spent on the purchase of (a) recycled office supplies in the last 12 months and (b) printer ink cartridges in each year since its creation. (274576)

The Department has spent as follows:

(a) Office paper and envelopes are the main recycled office supplies in the Department. Approximately £7,200 per year is spent on these items in London. A significant amount of paper is also used at the DIUS office in Sheffield, but the cost is not separately identifiable because office paper was provided by the Department for Children, Schools and Families as building manager until recently.

(b) Printer ink cartridges:

2007/08: £39,586

2008/09: £106,915.