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Departmental Sustainable Development

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 31st January 2006.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what reduction in water consumption her Department made between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2005.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport signed up for the Office for Government Commerce's Watermark" project in 2002, but their consultants were unable to identify opportunities for reductions in water consumption.

The Department is about to undergo a water usage audit by the utility supplier, Thames Water, and will follow their recommendations.

The Department will commence refurbishment of its main headquarters building in the next financial year, and is planning to install water saving devices as part of the project.

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