§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer of 30 April,Official Report, column 458, why figures for energy consumption by unit of consumption are not available for his Department.
§ Mr. Maclean
For the 1989–90 financial year the Department was billed for energy use by the Property Services Agency in financial terms. MAFF has some 300 properties throughout the country, many of which are shared premises without separate meters, where an agreed proportion of the energy cost is paid. The total number of energy units, even if it could be worked out in detail, could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.