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Departmental Energy

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used on his Department's estate in each year from 2004-05 to 2008-09. (280526)

The Scotland Office did not centrally record its electricity and gas usage for the years 2004 to 2009. Information about utility usage has however been recorded since the beginning of this financial year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for his Department's estate in each year from 2004 to 2009; what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of that expenditure; and what plans he has for future energy efficiency measures. (280537)

Exact figures for energy efficiency measures are not available in the requested format. All works carried out where possible include measures designed to improve energy efficiency but those measures are not costed separately.

Energy efficiency in the Scotland Office's London branch is measured by the Display Energy Certificate that the building is required to have under the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007. A copy of the certificate and the associated advisory report have been placed in the Library of the House.

Plans for future energy efficiency measures across the Government estate are described in the Sustainable Procurement and Operations on the Government Estate Delivery Plan Update (December 2008).