Department for International Development: Energy

Department for International Development written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office, in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Department for International Development’s electricity and gas usage and costs in its UK headquarters for the years 2014/15 - 2017/18 are as follows:

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)

Cost (£'000)

Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)

Cost (£'000)

Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)

Cost (£'000)

3,705

473

3,477

431

3,528

482

Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)

Cost (£'000)

Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)

Cost (£'000)

Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)

Cost (£'000)

901

25

1,188

29

1,063

30

The Government Equalities Office is physically based in the Department for Education. As such, the quantity and cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Government Equalities Office is subsumed within the Department for Education’s consumption figures. These can be found in response to written questions 188849 and 188850.

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