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Departmental Sustainable Development

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department is on course to meet the sustainable operations on the Government estate targets (a) to source at least 10 per cent. of its electricity from renewables by 31 March 2008 and (b) to increase recycling figures to 40 per cent. of waste by 2010. (198045)

I direct the right hon. Member to the 2007 Sustainable Development in Government report, a copy of which is held in the House of Commons Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department is working towards an accredited certified environmental management system (a) for its whole estate and (b) in some of its buildings. (198048)

My Department’s facilities supplier has implemented an accredited ISO 14001 environmental management system in our 2 Marsham Street headquarters building. My Department is also working toward accredited certified environmental management systems in some of its other buildings within the framework of a corporate environmental management system.