HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c609W
Mr. Crausby

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what percentage of documentation used by her Department is(a) made from recycled paper and (b) collected for recycling. [111610]

Mr. Stringer

Documentation used by my Department is procured using criteria which include environmental considerations, value for money and performance in use in office machinery. The option of using recycled paper is under review. No statistics are available for the proportion of paper that is recycled. Arrangements are in place for the collection and recycling of much of the waste paper produced in the Department. No statistics are available of the proportion that is so treated.