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Departments: Energy

Volume 462: debated on Monday 25 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many energy saving light bulbs were purchased by his Department for use on the departmental estate in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006. (144935)

Light bulbs for general use on the Defence estate are procured by contractors on MOD’s behalf. Information on the proportion of the various types purchased is not held centrally but Departmental policy requires suppliers procuring goods on MOD’s behalf to consider environmental standards and use products which are known to have a lower environmental impact.

Figures are however, available for energy saving light bulbs provided for operational requirements:

11,800 purchased 2005

2,510 purchased 2006

The 2005 figure covered the initial purchase of these items and is higher than that for 2006 which covered our replenishment needs.