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Departmental Energy

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010. (319094)

The Department will be alerting its staff to the Earth Hour as part of our wider sustainable development communications. However, since it occurs on a Saturday evening when most of our buildings have very low occupancy levels, we have no plans to mark it across our estate. In line with our standing practice, lighting will be dimmed in all our buildings and only lit where it is absolutely essential.