Departments: Paper

Home Department written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Lynne Jones Lynne Jones Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure his Department's economical use of paper.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality)

The Home Office is committed to meeting all the targets for Sustainable Operations on the Government estate, which include targets to reduce waste and increase recycling. Actions that have been taken specifically on paper include the purchase of recycled paper as standard for internal printing and photocopying, and the setting of many printers to automatically print double-sided. We have also run articles on the Home Office intranet advising staff about reducing paper wastage by, for example, not printing off e-mails. Staff are also encouraged to re-use paper as scrap, where possible, before putting it in the recycling facilities.

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