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Departmental Energy

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps have been taken by the Government Equalities Office to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months. (266748)

The Government Equalities Office is based in Eland House in Victoria, the headquarters of Communities and Local Government (CLG). CLG is responsible for the thermal efficiency of Eland House.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 31 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1043-44W.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent progress her Office has made towards the Government's target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of the Government Estate by 15 per cent. by 2010, relative to 1999-2000 levels; and if she will make a statement. (266867)

The Government Equalities Office leases its main accommodation from Communities and Local Government (CLG).

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) on 1 April 2009, Official Report, column 1233W, by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr. Khan).