HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 c434W
Mr. Onslow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the quantity of waste paper removed from the House in an average week; and what proportion of this consists of unsolicited mail or other unused matter.

Mr. Chope

The quantity of paper removed from the Palace averages 2 tonnes per day, with a maximum of 4 tonnes per day. It is not possible to estimate the proportion of this which is unsolicited mail, or other unused matter. The waste paper is sent for recycling.