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Carbon Emissions: Lancashire

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of total UK carbon emissions was estimated to be produced in (a) Ribble Valley constituency and (b) Lancashire County Council area in each year since 2000. (182267)

[holding answer 25 January 2008]: The most recent estimates available show that in 2005 (a) Ribble Valley local authority area accounted for 0.3 per cent. and (b) Lancashire county council area accounted for 2.0 per cent. of end user carbon dioxide emissions in the UK. It is not possible to provide consistent estimates for years prior to this.

Estimates of carbon dioxide emissions which relate specifically to Ribble Valley constituency are not available, and figures covering the Ribble Valley local authority area have been provided as a close approximation. Lancashire county council area includes the following local government districts—Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, the Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre.

These estimates exclude emissions, which could not be spatially disaggregated to local authority level; such as aircraft emissions, further information is available on the DEFRA website.