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Carbon Emissions

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when his Office began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when his Office started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting his Office’s emissions in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement. (116396)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much he has spent on carbon offsetting for air travel in the past 12 months. (117128)

My office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office estate and figures for individual parts of the estate cannot be disaggregated. I refer the hon. Members to the reply from the Secretary, Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster, North on 20 October 2006, Official Report, column 1467W, and the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1731W. My Department participates in the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund and will make payments at the appropriate time in order to off-set our air travel emissions.