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Departmental Air Conditioning

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent by his Department on carrying out inspections of air conditioning systems within departmental buildings in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 since the Regulations came into force. (272127)

My Department does not contract directly for these inspections but procures them as part of building maintenance services through wider Facilities Management or operational service contractors. Our contractors plan to carry out these inspections as soon as possible after their engineers have become appropriately qualified to do so.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's buildings are equipped with air conditioning systems with greater than 250kW of output; how many of these systems have been inspected under the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each inspection report. (272186)

[holding answer 30 April 2009]: Inspections have been planned by our building facilities management service providers around the availability of appropriately trained engineers able to undertake the task.