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Government: Office Equipment

Volume 717: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average purchase price, excluding value added tax, of a 500-sheet ream of white A4 80 gsm photocopier paper paid by the Treasury Solicitor's Department in the latest period for which figures are available; and how much it spent in total on photocopier paper in the last year for which figures are available. [HL2298]

The Treasury Solicitor’s department has purchased 500-sheet reams of white A4 80gsm photocopier paper at an average price (exclusive of value added tax) of £1.71 per ream; the department spent £53,804.20 (exclusive of value added tax) in the financial year 2008-09 on photocopier paper. All paper was sourced via Banner Office Supplies which is on the OGC approved frameworks and, in terms of sustainability, meets the Government specifications outlined in the Buy Sustainable—Quick Wins guidance.