HC Deb 09 January 1996 vol 269 c69W
Mr. Robert Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by each health authority in the UK towards the energy saving targets in "Climate Change: the UK programme". [7958]

Mr. Horam

The national health service energy saving programme commenced in April 1991 with a target set to reduce national energy consumption by 15 per cent. over five years to March 1996. The broad total savings in energy consumption achieved in England by March 1995, amended from previous published figures, amounts to 6.5 per cent.

This still represents a significant improvement in efficiency and builds on earlier achievements where consumption was reduced by 21 per cent. between 1977 and 1991. Increased activity and technological advances have contributed to the slowdown in savings.

Information is not available centrally for each authority or NHS trust in the United Kingdom.