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Departmental Recycling

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years. (300781)

The tonnage of paper recycled from Department of Health offices is as follows:

Table 1

Year (April to March)

Amount (tonnes)

2005-06

303.85

2006-07

286.70

2007-08

264.03

2008-09

218.20

The data in Table 1 relate only to the Department's core London administrative offices at Richmond House, Wellington House, Skipton House and New Kings Beam House. Figures for our building in Leeds are collected and reported by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Our departmental file store in Nelson, Lancashire, recycled the following amounts:

Table 2

Year (April to March)

Amount (tonnes)

2006-07

46

2007-08

48

2008-09

40

Data for Nelson are not available for earlier years.