§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps she is taking to encourage sustainable waste management and recycling throughout her Department. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The Department operates to a green environmental and energy strategy which as Green Minister I approved in October 1995. This includes guidelines and rules on the management of waste by careful procurement, by minimisation and by separation for recycling. The Employment Service follows a similar strategy, tailored to suit its national network of offices. Objectives and, where feasible, targets are set and progress is monitored.