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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport used for administrative operations by his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (281015)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families estimates that the tonnage of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport for administrative operations by the Department is as follows.

The data requested were for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). DCSF was established under Machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2007, therefore the response covers its predecessor the Department for Education and Skills (DFES).

The carbon emissions arising from road-based transport for staff in (a) 2006-07 was 935 tonnes with 0.271 full-time equivalent staff (b) 2007-08 was 1479 tonnes with 0.534 full-time equivalent staff.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (281016)

The information requested is as follows:

The data requested were for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). DCSF was established under Machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2007, therefore the response covers its predecessor the Department for Education and Skills (DFES).

The carbon emissions arising from air travel for staff in (a) 2006-07 was 432.05 with 0.125 for full-time equivalent staff (b) 2007-08 was 186.80 with 0.068 for full-time equivalent staff.

The data have been provided air travels bookings made by the Department's contractor for travel booking, Carlson Wagonlit Travel.