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Departmental Stationery

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of office supplies purchased by his Department were recycled products in the latest period for which figures are available. (275343)

Home Office policy is that all printer and copier paper purchased is from recycled sources. Overall for the last 12 months, for the core Home Office and the UK Border Agency, the proportions are given in the following table:

Purchasing classification

Proportion (percentage)

Paper products one (April 2008 to March 2009)

46

General stationery1 (June 2008 to April 2009

28

Computer consumables1 (June 2008 to January 2009)

0

1 The Department's purchasing classification of paper products includes recycled copier paper and certain non-paper products from the same supplier. General stationery and computer consumables also include non-paper products such as toner cartridges.