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Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 17th October 2005.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all paper for printed publications bought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste; and by what date this target will be achieved.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Media and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The Department for Culture Media and Sport exceeds the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as the paper it uses for its printed publications contains a minimum of 75 per cent. de-ink post-consumer waste, the balance being mill waste.

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