HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c541W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much(a) electricity and (b) other energy his 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 he has to reduce usage; and if he will make a statement. [135059]

Mr. McNulty

In respect of(a) and (b) I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the 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 403-08W.

Energy management is delegated to local energy managers who are responsible for assessing usage and tailoring procurement decisions and awareness campaigns accordingly.

The Department is committed in its Greening Operations Policy Statement to reducing energy usage. The Department will communicate with staff and contractors about environmental policies and best practice and continue with office equipment 'switch off and other energy awareness campaigns.