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Climate Change

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of the supporting research commissioned as part of the Stern Review into the economics of climate change; and what proportion of the total cost of producing the Stern Review that research comprised. (100142)

The Stern Review spent £62,300 on supporting research. This represents five per cent. of the total £1.26 million Review budget. In addition, other Government Departments contributed £136,300 to research commissioned by the Stern Review.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of the review on the economics of climate change; how many paper copies of the report were printed; and to which bodies they have been distributed. (99334)

Sir Nicholas Stern’s review of the economics of climate change was an independent review jointly funded by the Treasury and the Cabinet Office. The total budget was £1.26 million. The report was published on the review website at www.sternreview.org.uk