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Departmental Paper

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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. (320038)

The Department for International Development (DFID) uses Office of Government Commerce (OGC) framework contracts for the purchase of all standard paper items such as A4 paper and envelopes in the UK. The majority of products are purchased from Banner Business Services, including general use paper from their Evolve range, which is made from 100 per cent. recycled content. More detailed information on paper products cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.