HC Deb 13 November 2003 vol 413 c425W
Norman Baker

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Guildford of 3 November 2003,Official Report, columns 457–58W, on timber, what environmental criteria his Department has specified in respect of banknote manufacture, with particular reference to use and reuse of water. [138581]

Ruth Kelly

The Bank of England issues banknotes in England and Wales on behalf of HM Treasury.

The contracted supplier of banknotes to the Bank of England is De La Rue International (DLR). DLR sources the paper from an internal subsidiary, Portals Ltd. based at Overton in Hampshire.

Banknote paper manufacture is subject to a PPC (Integrated Pollution and Prevention Control) permit, which among other criteria addresses the efficient use of water. The relevant enforcement authority is the Environment Agency.

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