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Houses of Parliament: Carbon Offsetting

Volume 687: debated on Friday 15 December 2006

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Further to his Written Answer on 31 October (WA 20), whether there are any plans to offset carbon emissions from the Parliamentary Estate other than those caused by aviation. [HL392]

There are no such plans. The Parliamentary Estates Directorate, which serves both Houses, has a partnership arrangement with the Carbon Trust to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, to help reduce energy consumption and to develop a corporate strategy for the management of carbon dioxide. Priority is being given to reducing energy consumption on the Parliamentary Estate and to acquiring energy from renewable sources.