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Departmental Electricity Generation

Volume 490: debated on Thursday 26 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) capital and (b) maintenance expenditure his Department has incurred on standby diesel generators for back-up electricity supply of his Department's estate in each year since March 1997. (266410)

[holding answer 25 March 2009]: The Department does not hold records of capital spend prior to 2002, and there has been no such expenditure on stand-by generators for the period April 2002 to March 2009.

The total expenditure on maintenance of stand-by generators for the period April 1997 to March 2009 is £52,500. We are unable to provide an annual breakdown of this figure.