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Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Shadow Spokesperson (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of copying paper used by the Department in 2002–03 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained.

Photo of Phil Hope Phil Hope Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The UK Sustainable Development in Government Second Annual report shows that in the year ended 31 March 2003 recycled paper accounted for 87 per cent. of desk top paper purchased by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. The post-consumer waste element of that recycled paper was 80 per cent. or more.

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