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Foreign Office (Energy Audit)

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will arrange an energy audit for all offices of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office within the United Kingdom.

Building and sites are selected for energy audit on the basis of the anticipated profitability of resultant energy savings. Capital must be available to implement the recommendations of the audits.The buildings currently occupied by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, although substantial in number, form only a small proportion of the whole of the United Kindgom Property Services Agency maintained estate.Selection of buildings for audit is not made on the basis of the occupying Department and, given the constraints of available resources, it would not be appropriate for me to arrange for energy audits of all FCO offices or indeed, all the offices of any other single Government Department.