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Departmental Air Conditioning

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many of his Department's buildings are equipped with air conditioning systems with greater than 250kW of output; how many of these systems have been inspected under the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the results. (270615)

The Department for Children Schools and Families has three headquarter properties in Sheffield, Darlington and London that have environmental control equipment that require inspection under The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.

Inspections of our three properties are being scheduled and the inspection results will be placed in the House Libraries.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on carrying out inspections of air conditioning systems within its departmental buildings in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007. (270616)

The Department for Children Schools and Families has three headquarter properties in Sheffield, Darlington and London that have environmental control equipment that require inspection under The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.

The estimated costs for these inspections are:

Sheffield—£1,859 +VAT

London—£2,080 + VAT

Darlington—£1,859 + VAT.