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Energy Consumption

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister if she will give the number of dedicated energy managers in the Cabinet Office and the number of person years devoted to energy management in the latest year.

In most buildings occupied by the Cabinet Office other Departments are the main occupiers and have their own staff responsible for energy management within the building. The Cabinet Office itself has one part-time energy manager.

To ask the Prime Minister if she will give the number of energy audits carried out in the Cabinet Office in the last five years and for each audit a statement of its main conclusions.

No energy audits have so far been undertaken, but three are currently under consideration for buildings where the Cabinet Office is the major occupier.

To ask the Prime Minister if he will give for each year from 1978 the energy consumption, broken down by fuel, of the buildings occupied by the Cabinet Office, 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.

The figures requested are available only in cash and 1978–79 money terms and only for the following years:

ElectricityGasLiquid Fuel
£££
1987–88268,52374,79756,511
1(130,870)(36,454)1(27,542)
1988–89294,48553,90439,906
1(133,982)(24,525)(18,156)
1989–90295,12656,575242,000
1(125,078)1(24,169)1(17,942)
1 Denotes 1978–79 money terms.
2 Estimate.