§ Sue Doughty
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of waste produced in her Department was(a) recycled, (b) composted, (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other, in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase the proportions; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Stephen Twigg
The table shows the proportions of waste re-used or recycled by the Department in the last two years. No waste was composted. This information was not collected in the form requested prior to the periods shown.
Percentage Waste type 2000–011 2001–022 Paper/cardboard 20.4 17.5 Plastics 0.1 .07 Cans/glass 1.5 .8 Other 3.1 16.2 1 Percentage of waste re-used or recycled.
We will continue to monitor developments in waste management, and work with local authority partners and waste service providers to improve these levels.