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Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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. (320040)

The information is as follows:

(a) The principal suppliers that the Department has used in the current financial year are Banner Office Supplies, The Office Depot, The Paper Company and Lyreco.

(b) The most common paper brand used is Evolve 100 per cent. recycled paper. Other brands sourced have predominantly been the suppliers' own brands. For other paper products the Department uses appropriate brands that are available from the preferred suppliers catalogues. It is not possible to identify all of these without incurring undue cost.

The Department's policy is to source paper that is 100 per cent. recycled wherever possible and that the usage of paper is kept to a minimum. All printers and photocopiers are set to double sided printing as the standard default and printing of e-mails is discouraged.