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Government Departments: Sustainable Development

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Government departments have (a) approached Salix for assistance and (b) received assistance (from whatever source) in response to the procedure outlined on pages 4 and 5 in the UK Government Sustainable Procurement Action Plan. (202547)

As part of the OGC Collaborative Procurement work, the energy team has been working closely with Salix and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to promote Salix's funding opportunities. To date Salix have met with the following Departments:

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Ministry of Defence

Cabinet Office

HM Revenue and Customs

Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Department for Communities and Local Government

Ministry of Justice

Department for Work and Pensions

Salix currently have an £800,000 fund committed to Defra.

The Carbon Trust also offers a range of support to Government Departments. In the 2007-08 financial year, following the publication of the Sustainable Procurement Action Plan, the Carbon Trust assisted the following Departments:

Cabinet Office

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department for International Development

Department for Transport

Department of Health

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

HM Revenue and Customs

HM Treasury

HM Prisons Service

Ministry of Defence

Office of National Statistics

Export Credits Guarantee Department