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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department and its predecessors spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments for carbon offsetting have been made in each such year. (204105)

Figures currently available cover 2005-06 (where applicable) and 2006-07. Data are currently being collected for the 2007-08 reporting year and will be available later in the year.

DEFRA has paid £60,014.07 into the GCOF, to offset some 6,056tCO2 equivalent from a variety of sources from April 2005 to April 2007.