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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions from offices in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (280931)

In 2006-07 the total carbon emissions for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK estate was 14,430 tonnes of CO2 emissions (CO2e) equating to 3.8 tonnes of CO2e per full-time equivalent member of staff (FTE).

In 2007-08 total carbon emissions were 14,502 tonnes of CO2e, equating to 3.8 tonnes of CO2e per FTE.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport used for administrative operations by his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (281041)

In 2006-07 total carbon emissions for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office arising from road-based transport within the UK were 332 tonnes of CO2 emissions (CO2e) equating to 0.09 tonnes of CO2e per full-time equivalent member of staff (FTE). In 2007-08 total emissions were 260 tonnes of CO2e equating to 0.07 tonnes per FTE.