HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 cc537-8W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much(a) electricity and (b) other energy her Department has used in each year since 1997 (i) in total and (ii) per square metre; what the projected use is for each of the following years for which forecasts are made; what plans she has to reduce usage; and if she will make a statement. [135049]

Mr. Caborn

The figures for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for years 1997 to 2002 were provided to the hon. Member by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs my hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr. Bradshaw), on 3 November 2003,Official Report, columns 403-06W.

In the year 2003 the Department anticipates that it will use 415,000 KWH of electricity and 346,000 KWH of gas.

Consumption Figures in Kilowatt hours per square metre are 313 for electricity and for 260 gas.

In year 2004 the Department anticipates that it will use 4,450,000 KWH for electricity and 346,000 for gas.

Consumption figures per square metre would then be 335 for electricity and 260 for gas.

The Department is initiating energy audits and is working with Office of Government Commerce contractors to reduce consumption.