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Departmental Water

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of water consumption on his Department's office estate in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07, (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (280958)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families makes an annual report to the Sustainable Development Commission on water consumption as part of their returns for the annual Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) report.

From the 2006 and 2007 SDiG Reports—available in full under “Publications” at:

http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/

—water consumption for the office estate was reported as (a) 61,569 m3 in 2005-06 and (b) 66,145 m3 in 2006-07 which equated to (a)(ii) 10.2m3 per full-time equivalent and (b)(ii) 10.9 m3 per full-time equivalent.