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Departmental Water

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 water consumption on her Department's estate in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07, (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (280966)

The following table gives details of water consumption within DWP:

Total consumption (m3)

Staff figures

Consumption per head (m3)

2005-06

1,179,739

126,600

9.3

2006-07

1,137,368

120,277

9.4

Please note that the staffing figure, in line with the reporting requirements of the Sustainable Development in Government Report, is based on the number of full-time equivalents including an agreed allowance for on site contractors/visitors.

Consumption further reduced in 2007-08 to 8.3m3.