§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what use his Department makes of British made recycled paper for letterhead stationery and notepads.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
None at present. I understand that British-made recycled paper suitable for these purposes is available from Her Majesty's Stationery Office but that supplies are limited and prices uncompetitive compared with a suitable general purpose woodfree printing and writing quality paper. I understand further that Her Majesty's Stationery Office will continue to encourage the greater use of recycled fibre in the paper it purchases.