§ Ms Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress in establishing an office waste minimisation strategy for his Department, indicating the targets set. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Scottish Office is introducing an environmental management system based on the British Standard BS7750 for its largest building at Victoria quay in Edinburgh. As part of the system waste minimisation targets will be set and introduced as appropriate across the remainder of the estate. The initial review for the system has been completed and data collected in order to develop waste minimisation targets by the end of 1996.