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Energy Consumption

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) 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;(2) if he will give the number of energy audits carried out in his Department in the last five years and for each audit a statement of its main conclusions;(3) 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.

For the whole of the period for which records are available, energy consumption for the Department of Health and the Department of Social Security, formerly DHSS, was jointly managed. I refer the hon. Member to the replies my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Security gave today.