§ Ms Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress in establishing an office waste minimisation strategy for his Department, indicating the targets set. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
As set out in the statement on the defence estimates 1995, Cm 2800, the Department is reviewing its overall waste management arrangements, including waste minimisation. Office waste is only one of many defence waste streams. The Department of the Environment is producing guidance on the minimisation of office waste, on which we intend to draw in formulating MOD strategies for waste management and minimisation.