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Departmental Buildings

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months. (266766)

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs can confirm that DEFRA has recently commissioned a series of thermal efficiency surveys on 10 key properties on its estate. The surveys took place during February and March 2009.

The findings of the surveys will inform a programme of works to improve the thermal efficiency of these buildings. Further thermal efficiency surveys are planned for winter 2009.