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EDF Energy

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment. (221845)

The (a) Home Department and, of (b) its agencies, the Identity and Passport Service have contracts with EDF Energy using the OGC Buying Solutions managed services framework for electricity supply.

The available information held by the (i) Home Department and (ii) the Identity and Passport Service on spend on electricity for each year since 2005-2006 is as follows:

£ million

Home Office HQ

Identity and Passport Service

2005-06

2.79

0.32

2006-07

4.42

0.60

2007-08

4.68

0.71

Earlier data are not held centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost. The data include payments to London Electricity who have now been taken over by EDF. The figures exclude expenditure by the National Offender Management Service which became part of the Ministry of Justice in May 2007.