HC Deb 17 June 2003 vol 407 cc113-4W
Mr. Roger Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what targets his Department has for improving energy efficiency; and how he intends to achieve these targets. [116650]

1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
Total UK costs (£ million) 14.35 20.04 22.66 25.24 25.62 32.63
Average cost per room per night (B&B) 43.44 54.28 59.11 61.21 63.92 65.91
Total overseas costs (£ million) n/a n/a n/a 3.29 3.53 4.62
Average cost per room per night (B&B) n/a n/a n/a 75.09 70.25 70.02


Figures are shown for contract years of May to April.

Increasing costs reflect an increase in the usage of the hotel booking contract from around 330,000 room-nights in 1997–98 to just over 495,000 in the last full year.

Mr. Caplin

All Departments currently have an interim target of 1 per cent. pa reductions in (weather corrected) CO2 emissions from their estate, relative to the base-year 1999–2000. It is expected that new cross-government targets will be agreed with DEFRA by the end of the year. A Ministry of Defence strategy for delivering the targets will be published when they have been agreed.