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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments, how much air mileage incurred through departmental travel was used to calculate the departmental payment to the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund in each year that his Department has participated in the fund, broken down by (a) domestic, (b) short-haul and (c) long-haul flights. (222149)

The Scotland Office is part of the Ministry of Justice for these purposes. Data concerning air miles and carbon emissions in each of the three categories will be submitted to the Ministry of Justice for inclusion in its 2008-09 annual return.