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Department: Water

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of water consumption on his Department’s office estate in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07, (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. (280942)

It will take more time to collate and verify the information required to answer the question. I will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.

Substantive answer from Kevan Jones to James Paice:

In my answer of 22 June 2009 (Official Report, column 623-624W) I undertook to write to you with the requested details of the Department’s office water consumption.

Water consumption data for the office estate is not separately identifiable from that for the rest of the Defence estate.

For the estate in Great Britain (GB), covered by Project Aquatrine, the total consumption and consumption per GB full-time equivalent (FTE) member of staff in 2005-06 and 2006-07 was estimated to be as follows:

Financial year

Total consumption (m3)

Consumption per FTE member of staff (m3)







This information is the best that can be provided without disproportionate cost. Like for like data is not available for Northern Ireland or the overseas estate.

Consumption per FTE member of staff has been estimated using the personnel numbers published in the UK Defence Statistics 2007, available to view on the Defence Analytical Services and Advice website found at the following link: