Department for Work and Pensions: Energy

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th 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 Work and Pensions, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the Pensions Advisory Service and (iv) the Pensions Regulator in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Please see below electricity & gas usage for 2015/16, 2016/17 & 2017/18.

(i) DWP

Please note that 6 day opening began in 2017/18 in some areas, but has not yet been fully rolled out. To date, 6 day opening does not seem to have had a major impact on consumption or cost of energy per FTE.

DWP energy figures are based on total consumption taken from the invoices that DWP is responsible for paying. Consumption and cost figures have then been divided by total FTE figures for the estate in each year. Please note that no adjustment has been made for recharging where there are sub-tenants within buildings DWP occupies, or for buildings at which DWP is recharged, and we do not have the facility to make that adjustment at present.

Year

Electricity kWh / FTE

Gas kWh / FTE

FTE Total

2015-16

1867

2308

75742

2016-17

1832

2452

75590

2017-18

1806

2459

75065

(i) Health and Safety Executive

Data based on HSE’s 28 offices, including HSE’s laboratory in Buxton. Where HSE does not know specific consumption from some of its Landlords /Holding Departments, and where HSE has government tenants whose consumption is not separately sub-metered, figures are estimated.

Year

Electricity kWh

Gas kWh

2015-16

12,051,317

13,138,923

2016-17

12,337,288

13,896,081

2017-18

11,763,810

13,849,043

(ii) The Pensions Advisory Service

In a shared building, where they share the service charge & payments are made centrally.

Year

Electricity kWh

Gas kWh

2015-16

No information held

No information held.

2016-17

No information held.

No information held.

2017-18

No information held.

No information held.

(iii) The Pensions Regulator

Year

Electricity £

Gas £

2015-16

Not available at this time

Not available at this time

2016-17

Not available at this time

Not available at this time

2017-18

Not available at this time

Not available at this time

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