§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much paper, by volume and by cost, he estimates is used annually by his Department: what arrangements are made for its recycling: and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Hunt
My Department uses an estimated 360 tonnes of paper, with an estimated value of £293,000 per annum. All restricted waste and shredded confidential waste are collected for recycling into various kinds of tissue-type paper. For other types of waste paper, the Welsh Office is currently trialling a waste paper recycling scheme. If the trial is successful, the scheme will be extended throughout the Department.