HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c211W
Mr. Crausby

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of documentation used by her Department is(a) made from recycled paper and (b) collected for recycling. [111603]

Clare Short

(a) Presently less than 1 per cent. of documentation used by my Department is made from recycled paper. However, the wood used in the production of the paper is from sustainable forests.

We are currently in the process of setting up an Environmental Management System and addressing the issue of how to increase the amount of recycled paper.

(b) The percentage of paper that we currently recycle is 23 per cent. I expect this figure to rise in the coming years.