Energy

Justice written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) whether his Department has switched its (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years;

(2) which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity;

(3) how much his Department has spent on its (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice started transferring its gas and energy supplies to the Government Procurement Service energy framework from March 2005. Contracts are transferred to the framework as they expire.

The Department's energy suppliers are (a) Corona for gas and (b) EDF Energy and British Gas for electricity.

The Ministry of Justice was established on 7 May 2007. The combined spending of the core Department and its Executive agencies (HM Courts and Tribunals Service and its precursors, the National Offender Management Service, the Office of the Public Guardian and its precursor) on (a) gas and (b) electricity in each year since its inception was:

£ million
  (a) Gas (b) Electricity
2007-08 29.2 34.5
2008-09 44.4 53.6
2009-10 40.3 48.5
2010-11 34.2 31.8
2011-12 39.8 43.6

The spike in heating costs in 2008-09 is attributed to the extremely cold winter of that year, which at that point was the 10th coldest since Meteorological Office records began.

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