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Education written question – answered on 2nd July 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 Education how much his Department spent on (a) gas and (b) electricity bills in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education was formed in May 2010. The amount spent on utilities is detailed in the following table. Spend is detailed as follows against gas and electricity for the financial years 2010-11 to 2011-12.

  Electricity Gas
May 2010 to March 2011 996,438 93,927
2011-12 1,204,414 115,861

Since its formation the Department has achieved significant reductions in its energy consumption. Between May 2010-11 and 2011-12 these reductions were 7% in electricity and 32% in gas consumption.

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