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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions from offices in her Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (280967)

The following table gives details of carbon emissions from offices in total, and per member of staff.

CO2 (offices) (Kg)

Staffing

CO2 per head (Kg)

2006-07

245,423,298

120,277

2,040

2007-08

216,519,724

110,490

1,959

As there is no requirement within the targets for Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate to report carbon per full-time equivalent member of staff, we have used for consistency the same staffing figures as used to calculate the water reduction targets. These include an agreed allowance for on site contractors/visitors.