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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Home Department written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments for carbon offsetting have been made in each such year.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration), Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office)

The Home Office participates in the Government Carbon Offsetting Fund which is co-ordinated by DEFRA. This ensures the Department offsets carbon dioxide emissions from its official air travel. Figures for 2006-07 (the only year for which data have been published) are set out as follows. These data covers some business areas that are now part of Ministry of Justice.

Includes: Cost (£)
Core HO, Identity and Passport Service, and UK Borders Agency and Forensic Science Service 38,993.24

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