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 cost 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 cost 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 £ / FTE

Gas £ / FTE

FTE Total

2015-16

£ 256

£ 79

75742

2016-17

£ 257

£ 78

75590

2017-18

£ 256

£ 78

75065

(ii) HSE

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 £

Gas £

2015-16

£1,381,532

£443,071

2016-17

£1,373,438

£369,236

2017-18

£1,339,724

£349,858

(iii) The Pensions Advisory Service

In a shared building, where costs are estimated

Year

Electricity £

Gas £

2015-16

£21,000

£8,000

2016-17

£17,000

£6,500

2017-18

£16,000

£7,800

(iv) The Pensions Regulator

Year

Electricity

Gas £

2015-16

£125,318

£7,337

2016-17

£133,383

£5,485

2017-18

£133,961

£5,434

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