HC Deb 16 December 1977 vol 941 cc559-60W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will give the number of official journeys civil servants of his Department made in each quarter of 1976 and the first three quarters of 1977, by each quarter, between the United Kingdom and other parts of the European Economic Community, on matters consequent on the United Kingdom's membership of the EEC; and what has been the total cost of all these journeys in 1976 and in 1977 so far, respectively.

Mr. Kaufman

Figures for the number of journeys are not readily available and could not be provided except at a disproportionate cost. The following figures for costs, however, illustrate the general pattern:

countries. We have been able to calculate from OECD statistics the following figures showing the usage of waste paper as a percentage of each country's production of paper and paperboard. The latest data available relates to the year 1975. However, the comparable United Kingdom figure for 1976 is 49.5 per cent. according to industry sources.

% 1975
Denmark 52.5
Netherlands 51.6
United Kingdom 46.8
Federal Republic of Germany 45.9
Japan 44.9
Spain 44.6
Irish Republic 44.3
Italy 41.5
Switzerland 37.5
France 36.0
Austria 28.2
Belgium/Luxembourg 20.9
United States of America 18.5
New Zealand 15.4
Sweden 9.6
Norway 9.1
Canada 6.8
Finland 4.0
Greece 2.2
Australia 0.5

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