Attorney-General 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 Attorney-General

(1) whether the Law Officers' Departments have switched (a) gas or (b) electricity supplier in any of the last 10 years;

(2) which energy supplier supplies the Law Officers' Departments with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve The Attorney-General

The Treasury Solicitors Department manages the gas and electricity suppliers for the Treasury Solicitor's Department (TSol), HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and (since May 2007) the Attorney-General's Office (AGO). The AGO does not hold any information on energy suppliers prior to this date.

The following is a list of these suppliers for the past 10 years:


TSol: Queen Anne's Chambers

2002-05 London Energy and London Electricity.

TSol: One Kemble Street

2005-06 E.ON

2007-08 SWALEC

2008-09 npower

2009 to present EDF.

TSol: Riverside Chambers Taunton

2002-04 South Western Electricity

2004 to present British Gas.

TSol: Southern House Croydon

2010-present E.ON.

HMCPSI: Old Queen Street (to 2011)


AGO: Victoria Street (from May 2007)



TSol: Queen Anne's Chambers

2002-05 Corona Energy.

TSol: One Kemble Street

No gas supplied to this building.

TSol: Riverside Chambers Taunton

2002 to present Corona Energy.

TSol: Southern House Croydon

2010 to present Gazprom.

HMCPSI: Old Queen Street (to 2011)


AGO: Victoria Street (from May 2007)

E.ON (standing charge only).

The SFO currently has two sites, Elm House on Elm Street and part of the ITN building on Gray's Inn Road.

At Elm House, gas is supplied by Corona and electricity is supplied by EDF Energy. These suppliers have provided the gas and electricity for the last 10 years as part of the Government Procurement Service framework agreements. For the ITN building, the SFO pays the managing agent for its energy consumption through the service charge for this property. The SFO has used this building only since 2005-06.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is responsible for the purchase of gas and electricity in the buildings it occupies, it does so through a Government Procurement Service framework contract. There has been no change in the contracted suppliers used during any of the last 10 years. At other sites, gas and electricity is supplied under arrangements made by landlords or major occupiers, and is paid for by way of a service charge.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) purchases gas and electricity from the following suppliers through a Government Procurement Service framework contract:

Gas—Corona Energy;

Electricity—Electricite De France (EDF) (large sites) and; and

British Gas—(small sites).

There are a number of sites occupied by the CPS where arrangements for the supply of gas and electricity are made by commercial landlords under lease arrangements or, by other Government Departments under a Memorandum of Terms of Occupation (MOTO). No data are held on the energy providers used at these sites.

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