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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department 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. (204100)

In 2006-07, the Treasury paid £14,746.70 to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund which was the cost of offsetting for flights for ministerial and official travel in 2006-07.

We are currently working to calculate emissions from flights for 2007-08 financial year, and will be making a payment to offset these through the GCOF in due course.