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Departmental Air Travel

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East of 13 November 2008, Official Report, column 140W, on departmental air travel, how much departmental air mileage was carbon offset through the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership in each of the last two years, broken down by (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic travel. (242037)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is in the process of analysing its air mileage figures for 2007 prior to transferring funds to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEP) for the purchase of offsets. In 2006 the FCO offset 73,509,326 air miles through REEP, of which we calculate 754,810 miles were for domestic travel, the remainder being for non-domestic travel.