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Departmental Paper

Volume 507: debated on Thursday 11 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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. (320036)

The Department uses the Pan- Government Office Supplies Framework set up by the MOD. Under the framework Office Depot are the paper suppliers. Our reprographics department also use The Paper Company (formally Dixon and Roe) for their supplies.

Our hand towels, toilet rolls and kitchen paper are purchased through our cleaning company—GBM who in turn purchase from either Bunzi Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies or Futures Supplies and Support Services Ltd.

For the paper we use some unbranded products and some branded products as follows:

Reprographics Department uses Evolve Office Paper and Nine Lives Paper.

Office Depot provides Evolve, Unbranded; Filemaster; Paradis; Kendall; Kestrel; Communiques; Conqueror; Copyspeed; Classic and Rellex.

Our cleaning consumables are Kimberley Clark.