HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c134W
Keith Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of printed newspapers were recycled in(a) 1995, (b) 2000, (c) 2001 and (d) 2002. [103929]

Mr. Meacher

Information available from the Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA) show that recycled paper made up 63.5 per cent of the raw material for UK newspapers in 1995. The comparative figures for 2000 were 60.3 per cent and 63.5 per cent for 2001. Data for 2002 are not available.