§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what ways environmentally sustainable procurement strategies within the Department have driven innovation in the design and supply of products. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
Within the Home Office there are currently no examples of environmentally sustainable procurement strategies that have driven innovation in the design and supply of products. However, it is expected that the forthcoming procurement section of the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate will set Government— wide commitments for embedding sustainable development considerations in departmental procurement strategies. The Department will adopt the considerations in the framework as this will help to encourage environmental innovation in the design and supply of products.
The department supports the introduction of new environmental sustainable products that become available on the market and has adopted a positive stance to environmentally sustainable procurement in the following areas, recycled paper, green electricity, energy use, and recycling of redundant IT hardware.