§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes in unit payments for electricity have resulted from the switch by his Department to purchasing renewable energy which is exempt from the Climate Change Levy. 
§ Beverley Hughes
For the financial year 2001–2002 the average unit price of the renewable electricity (inclusive of VAT) purchased by the Home Department was 4.6610p/kWh and the average unit price of standard electricity was 4.5918p/kWh so there was an increase of 0.82 per cent in the average price paid. These figures are for the non-Agency Home Office, other than minor occupations where electricity consumption is minimal and figures are not collected centrally.