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Departmental Waste

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount of waste from his Department (a) in total and (b) per full-time equivalent member of staff in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08. (276269)

I can confirm that the actual waste arisings for DEFRA and waste arisings per full-time equivalent member of DEFRA staff, for years 2006-07 and 2007-08 are presented in the following table.

Total waste (tonnes)

Waste per FTE (tonnes)

2006-07

5,252

0.44

2007-08

4,816

0.45

It should be noted that the waste figure also includes waste generated in DEFRA's laboratories as well as its offices.