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Point of Order

Volume 503: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. We had a statement today on climate change. It was circulated in the House of Commons in very large type, suitable for reading by the Government spokesman, and the backs of the pieces of paper were uncovered. If we are going to do something about climate change, could we start in this House of Commons, and ensure that statements are first of all written in print that is not so big, so that we use less paper, and secondly that they are printed on both sides of the paper? After all, equipment for doing that has been available for a very long time and we might do our little bit towards climate change.

I am quite sure the right hon. Gentleman is well aware that those are not matters over which I have a great deal of jurisdiction, but I am sure that the whole House has noted his points, and perhaps they will be taken into consideration when statements are produced in future.