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09 September 2016 – Freedom of information requests – Paper costs


I am emailing to make a request for answers to my following questions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

  1. What was the latest price paid per ream (500 sheets) of standard white copier paper (80 gsm or equivalent)?
  2. If the answer to question 1. is not representative of a usual price paid, what is the average price paid per ream of copier paper during financial year 2015/16?
  3. How many reams of copy paper were purchased during the 2015/16 financial year?


Thank you for your question. I am able to answer this without having to go through the freedom of information process, if you are happy with that.

  1. I can not provide an answer to this as it is commercially sensitive.
  2. I can not provide an answer to this as it is commercially sensitive.
  3. In financial year 2015/16 departments (North Yorkshire Police and The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner) with the exception of print and design purchased a total of 15,062 reams of copy paper. This figure includes both A3 and A4 80gsm.

I hope that this information is sufficient, please let me know if you have any further questions.