HL Deb 26 January 1998 vol 585 c3WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether, in the light of the Government's encouragement of sustainable practices in all areas of government, crested recycled paper could be made available in the House of Lords. [HL209]

The Chairman of Committees

Recycled crested paper was made available in the House between 1990 and 1993. However, in 1993 the Administration and Works Sub-Committee recommended that it should no longer be used. The principal reasons for this decision were that, by using non-recycled writing paper, the House would save money; and that Lords had complained that the recycled paper used by the House was not suitable for use with fountain pens.

If I become aware that recycled paper of sufficient quality is available at competitive cost, I will draw this to the attention of the Administration and Works Sub-Committee.