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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her 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. (204110)

The Home Office participates in the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund which is co-ordinated by DEFRA. This ensures the Department offsets carbon dioxide emissions from its official air travel. Figures for 2006-07 (the only year for which data have been published) are set out as follows. These data covers some business areas that are now part of Ministry of Justice.



Cost (£)

Core HO, Identity and Passport Service, and UK Borders Agency and Forensic Science Service