HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c825W
Sue Doughty

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of(a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by her Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if she will make a statement. [65767]

Mr. Stephen Twigg

My Department changed stationery supplier in December last year because our previously contracted supplier ceased trading. As a result, we have been unable to obtain accurate data concerning the annual total cost of purchases. Mechanisms are now in place to ensure that this information will be available in future.