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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate she has made of the total carbon emission from the Prime Minister’s offices in each year since 1997. (89452)

The Prime Minister’s Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office estate and figures for individual parts of the estate cannot be disaggregated. The available information on the amount of total carbon emissions for the Cabinet Office is shown in the following table. Figures prior to 1999-2000 are not available.

Total carbon emissions (tonnes)

1999-2000

1,890

2000-01

1,927

2001-02

2,136

2002-03

2,207

2003-04

1,937

2004-05

2,208

2005-06

2,031

The Cabinet Office aims to reduce its carbon emissions, improve its energy management practices and identify likely areas for potential energy savings. As part of this, the Cabinet Office has recently signed up to the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Management Programme.