§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is his Department's policy on the purchase and use of(a) recycled paper, (b) low-energy light bulbs, (c) tropical hardwoods, (d) peat and (e) cars with catalytic converters.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The Department's policy is to take full account of the environmental implications of all decisions involving the purchase and use of resources. An environmental policy statement has been issued to all staff which reaffirms our commitment to increase the use of recycled paper, reduce and eventually eliminate the use of non-renewable resources, and to reduce the use of hazardous substances.