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Climate Change

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of his Department's potential gross (a) costs and (b) savings arising from its climate change adaptation measures in the next three years. (277717)

The high level review, undertaken by the Met Office and delivered in January 2008, of the impacts of climate on the policies and operations of DWP did not seek to identify any costs or savings associated with adaptation. The more detailed review, which will be commissioned when the 2009 UK Climate Impact Projections are published, will further explore the key business, customer and operational issues and begin to estimate the costs and savings associated with climate change and adaptation.