HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 cc1101-2W
Mr. Stunell

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the estimated(a) level and (b) cost of energy use in his Department and associated agencies was in each year since 1997; what proportion of energy was generated from renewable sources; and if he will make a statement. [65947]

Mr. Alexander

I have been asked to reply.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Mr. Michael) on 3 July 2002, Official Report, columns 384–87W. Figures prior to 1997–98 are not available.

Since 1 October 2001 over 75 per cent. of the power used across the Cabinet Office's central London estate is being generated from renewable energy sources which are exempt from the climate change levy.