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Departmental Paper

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) suppliers and (b) brands of (i) paper and (ii) paper products his Department uses; and what his Department’s policy is on the procurement of those materials. (320032)

The Department buys its paper through an outsourced stationery supplier, Office Depot, and its paper products through its Facilities Management provider Carillion. For paper the Department uses Evolve, which is 100 per cent. recycled; and for paper products it uses Kimberley-Clark and SCA Hygiene products.

The Department’s procurement policy requires it to use products that are sustainable and which meet current public sector requirements, as specified by the Office of Government Commerce.