HL Deb 06 July 2004 vol 663 cc76-7WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the annual amount of electricity used by:

  1. the National Insurance Contributions Office;
  2. the National Health Service Estates; and
  3. the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey):

National Health Service, Estates are not the sole occupiers of buildings and their electricity consumption cannot be assessed.

In 2003–04, 20.4 million kwh were used at sites on which the National Insurance Contributions Office, was the major occupier and 23.39 million kwh at locations where the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs was the major occupier.