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Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the contribution of the transportation of food and food-related products to carbon dioxide emissions in the UK. (117834)

The transportation of food and food-related products and its contribution to carbon dioxide emissions in the UK was assessed in a research report commissioned by DEFRA and published in July 2005. The figures for carbon dioxide emissions due to food transportation in the UK are updated annually. Both the report and the update in 2006 are on DEFRA’s website.