To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 12 January (WA 147), what was the total expenditure excluding value added tax on photocopier paper by the Department for Children, Schools and Families in the latest year for which figures are available. [HL2294]
The total spend for photocopying paper purchased by Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) for the period 1 January to 31 December 2009 was £22,108.16.
The data have been provided by the department's supplier for stationery, Banner Business.
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 Duchy of Lancaster in the latest period for which figures are available; and how much it spent in total on all photocopier paper in the last year for which figures are available. [HL2299]
The Duchy of Lancaster, which is entirely self-financing, does not form part of Her Majesty's Government. During the 12-month period 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2010, the average price of a 500 sheet ream of white A4 80 gsm photocopier paper, excluding VAT, purchased by the Duchy of Lancaster was £2.47. Over the same period, the duchy consumption of photocopier paper, inclusive of all sizes and colours, was £838.74 plus VAT.
The total expenditure, excluding VAT, on photocopier paper by the Home Office during the financial year 2008-09 was £181,976. All paper purchased by the Home Office is recycled or from environmentally sustainable sources.