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Departmental Energy

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what steps have been taken to improve the thermal efficiency of the 11 Downing Street building in the last 12 months; (289784)

(2) what steps have been taken to improve the thermal efficiency of the 10 Downing Street building in the last 12 months.

As part of repair and refurbishment works, the Cabinet Office has introduced a building management system and work is currently underway to replace old and inefficient heating plant with compact heat exchangers and condensing boilers. The cost of such repair and refurbishment work is published annually in the Cabinet Office accounts.