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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) of 22 April 2008, Official Report, columns 2030-31W, on departmental carbon emissions, if he will make it his policy for his Department to adopt the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management programme. (269284)

The Carbon Trust completed a review of our headquarters estate in 2006 as part of an energy management assessment programme. Their findings have been adopted within our carbon management action plans and we report back to the Carbon Trust annually on progress.

The decision not to adopt the Carbon Trust's carbon management programme has been reconsidered. The Carbon Trust carbon management programme would duplicate systems and programmes already in place within our Sustainable Operations Environmental Management System.