§ 45. Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Lord President of the Council what percentage of publications printed by HMSO on behalf of the House of Commons appear on recycled paper; and what plans there are to increase this percentage.
§ Mr. MacGregor
No publications printed by HMSO on behalf of the House of Commons are produced on recycled paper at present. Much of the material concerned is of archival significance and when the question was considered by the Accommodation and Administration Sub-Committee during the last Session, it concurred with the advice given by HMSO that recycled paper was currently unsuitable for use in producing parliamentary publications, largely due to the poor archival qualities of the paper. However, the matter is being kept under review and I have asked the Sub-Committee to look again at the proposal that the Vote bundle be printed on recycled paper.