Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2018 to Question 128463, on Parliamentary Estate: Plastics, what the outcome was of the Administration Committee’s consideration of the proposed 25p charge for disposable cups on the parliamentary estate; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

The Administration Committee discussed a range of initiatives proposed to reduce the consumption of single use disposable plastics on 26 March 2018, including the introduction of the 25p charge for disposable cups on the Parliamentary Estate.

The Committee endorsed all the proposed measures including the introduction of the 25p charge, which will be implemented before the House returns from the summer recess later this year. They were agreed by the Commission on 14 May.

A comprehensive statement outlining the strategy being implemented to tackle single-use avoidable plastics over the next 12 months was published on 15 May:

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