HC Deb 03 December 1987 vol 123 cc688-9W
Mr. Hanley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to what extent his Department uses recycled paper or provides paper for recycling.

Mr. Hurd

The Home Office obtains its stationery from Her Majesty's Stationery Office, including brown envelopes, paper bags and toilet tissue containing recycled paper. More general use is inhibited by the much greater cost of recycled paper. The Department arranges for local authorities and private contractors to collect waste paper for recycling where it is economic to do so.