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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 12 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the total carbon emission from his Department’s buildings in each year since 1997. (89615)

The Northern Ireland Office has not made any recent estimate of its carbon emissions. However, the NIO is committed to promoting sustainable development and is working with the Northern Ireland Departments to make the Government estate carbon neutral by 2015. In addition the NIO is a participant in the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund, which aims to offset all carbon emissions from ministerial and official air travel.