HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 cc736-7W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Attorney-General, pursuant to his answer of 25 November,Official Report, column 82, regarding examples of improving efficiency through environmental auditing, if he will list the occasions on which environmental considerations have been taken into account in respect of procurement and accommodation management matters. [7198]

The Solicitor-General

All four Law Officers' Departments keep environmental aspects of their accommodation and procurement activities under regular review. Examples of action already taken in one or more of the Departments are: the fitting of new controls on heating and air conditioning plant to reduce energy consumption; the use of energy efficient lamping; the installation of modern flushing systems and rapid response arrangements for reported leaks; furniture purchase contracts which specify that wood should be from sustainable resources; and the stipulation in cleaning contracts that only environmentally friendly cleaning products should be used.