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Departmental Energy

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department’s and its predecessor’s estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of that expenditure; and what plans he has for future energy efficiency measures. (280532)

The Ministry of Justice is unable to provide the financial information on energy efficiency measures in each year from 2004-09 and the assessment made of the effectiveness of that expenditure without incurring disproportionate costs.

Actions the Ministry of Justice are taking for future energy efficient measures have been published in the OGC delivery plan:

http://www.ogc.gov.uk/documents/Delivery_Plan_Update_Dec08.pdf

The Sustainable Development Commission reports annually on Departments’ progress against SOGE targets in the Sustainable in Government Report (SDiG). In 2007-08 the Ministry of Justice was rated as having made excellent progress in energy efficiency overall.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department’s estate. (280562)

The official responsible for the energy efficiency of the Ministry of Justice is Marco Pierleoni, director general, finance and commercial, who is also the Department’s green champion. However, the Ministry of Justice is in the process of appointing a new director of strategic property who will take over this work of the estate.