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Energy Consumption

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give for each year from 1978 the energy consumption, broken down by fuel, of the buildings occupied by his Department, expressing the figures in (a) cash terms, (b) 1978–79 money terms and (c) units of consumption for electricity in kilowatt hours, gas in therms, liquid fuel in litres and solid fuel in tonnes.

I gave the hon. Member the figures for 1989 in current terms in my answers of 30 April, Official Report, column 444, and 14 May, Official Report, column 274. Figures for previous years are not available.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the number of dedicated energy managers in his Department and the number of person years devoted to energy management in the latest year.

Energy management responsibilities form part of the duties of several officials with the major co-ordinating role being undertaken by a senior executive officer. The total time devoted to these duties is currently estimated to be 0·2 man years per year. This figure is expected to increase.