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Expenditure: Office Equipment

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

Question

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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 each regional development agency in the latest period for which figures are available; and how much they spent in total on all photocopier paper in the last year for which figures are available. [HL2395]

The regional development agencies are committed to achieving value for money in procurement and use of office supplies. Each RDA uses recycled paper in their printers and photocopiers in accordance with the network’s commitment to sustainability.

Prices of paper are influenced by specification in terms of paper quality, the distance of the supplier to the RDA's office (which impacts on carbon footprint, logistics and storage costs), the policy on the use of local suppliers, the environmental specification and the use of collaborative contracts with other public sector customers.

RDATotal spent on all photocopier/printer paper in the 2008-09Average purchase price (exc. VAT), of a 500-sheet ream of white A4 80 gsm photocopier/printer paper in 2008-09

£

£

Advantage West Midlands

10,444.80

2.49

East of England Development Agency

4,415.88

1.55

East Midlands Development Agency

8,131.00

1.98

London Development Agency

19,442.65

2.55

North West Development Agency

13,485.84

2.42

ONE North East

14,164.68

2.18

South East of England Development Agency

11,442.08

2.03

South West of England Development Agency

6,932.72

1.48

Yorkshire Forward

14,884

3.20