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Departmental Services (Expenditure)

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th March 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 how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) electricity use and (ii) water and sewerage services in each year since 1997.

Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

In the last five years DCMS expenditure is as follows:

Electricity Water and sewerage
2000–01 283,931 n/a
2001–02 273,750 n/a
2002–03 276,019 11,138
2003–04 253,616 11,991
2004–05 224,929 12,846

Data for earlier years are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Data for the Royal Parks are as follows:

Electricity Water and sewerage
1997–98 332,323 218,900
1998–99 258,096 231,671
1999–2000 213,269 244,680
2000–01 228,428 237,969
2001–02 208,763 190,426
2002–03 245,005 260,542
2003–04 270,154 292,341
2004–05 270,601 211,058

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