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Departmental Electricity Generation

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent by his Department in (a) capital expenditure and (b) maintenance and running costs for standby diesel generators for backup electricity on the departmental estate since October 2008. (260421)

Since October 2008, there has been no capital expenditure on standby diesel generators on the DECC estate. £720 has been spent on maintenance and running costs for the standby diesel generator in DECC's London headquarters in 3 Whitehall Place by DEFRA’s Estates Division, who currently manage this generator. No maintenance and running costs have been incurred by DECC.