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Departmental Paper

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport 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. (320025)

The Department for Transport and its Executive Agencies use the following suppliers and brands of paper and paper products:

Suppliers:

Antalis, Banner Business Services, Howard Smith Paper, James McNaughton, Premier Paper Group, Robert Home Group, Taylor Brothers, The Paper Company, Unicorn Office Products, United and Viking Direct

Brands of office paper for printing and copying:

Banner, EP4, Evolve, Premier Paper, Securi Monde, Steinbeis, Xerox

Brands of paper for printed publications:

9 Lives, Cacoon, Green Coat, Evolution, Revive,

Brands of paper products:

3M, 5 star, Adare, Avery, Basildon Bond, Cambridge, Conqueror, FT Print, Graffico, HP, Jiffy, Kleenex, MBA, New Guardian, Niceday, NP, Office Depot, Oxford, Paragon, Post-it, Q connect, RR Donnelly, Sasco, SMI, Stralfors, Taylor Brothers, Unicorn Office, Unique and Viking.

The Department conducts its procurement in accordance with UK Government's value for money policies and principles, utilising collaborative arrangements where these are available and in accordance with the legal and regulatory framework. Where possible, the Department purchases recycled products that meet the current Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 'Buy Sustainable Quick Wins' guidance.