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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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. (280971)

The weather-corrected carbon dioxide emissions from the Department for International Development's (DFID) UK estate, as reported to the Sustainable Development Commission, for the years in question are:

Carbon dioxide (tonnes)

Per full-time equivalent member of staff

2006-07

4,632

2.7

2007-08

4,387

2.5

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from air travel by staff in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (281053)

The carbon dioxide emissions as reported to the Sustainable Development Commission are set out in the following table. The figures include travel arranged by overseas offices, and United Kingdom- based and local staff in these offices.

Carbon dioxide (tonnes)

Per full-time equivalent member of staff

2006-07

17,874

6.9

2007-08

18,094

7.1