Treasury: Energy

Treasury written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Crown Estate, (iii) the Financial Conduct Authority, (iv) the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, (v) the National Infrastructure Commission, (vi) the Payment Systems Regulator and (vii) the Royal Mint 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Crown Estate, (iii) the Financial Conduct Authority, (iv) the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, (v) the National Infrastructure Commission, (vi) the Payment Systems Regulator and (vii) the Royal Mint in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

The Treasury’s spend on electricity and natural gas between 1 April and 31 March 2018 was £1,506,000. The quantity consumed for electricity and natural gas was 8,170,000 kwh and 85,000 kwh respectively. The other entities are split below:

Electricity

Gas

Cost

kWh

kWh

£’000

HM Treasury (1)

8,174,000

85,000

1,506

Crown Estate (2)

Nil

Nil

81

Infrastructure and Projects Authority (3)

Nil

Nil

Nil

National Infrastructure Commission (4)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Royal Mint Ltd (5)

130,000,000

61,000,000

13,657

Financial Conduct Authority (6)

33,549.295

829,351

3,957

  1. Information is published within HM Treasury 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts pages 189 and 190 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-treasury-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018

  2. The Crown Estate Head Office costs are for Electricity only. Neither the spend for natural gas nor the quantity figures for both electricity and gas are easily available and could not extract them without incurring disproportionate cost.

  3. The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) figures are part of the Cabinet Office and would form part of their remit.

  4. The National Infrastructure Commission spend and quantity for electricity and natural gas are not easily available and could not extract them without incurring disproportionate cost

  5. The Royal Mint Ltd uses large amounts of electricity and gas in the manufacturing of coinage and has recently invested in a renewable energy source with the purchase of a wind turbine.

  6. The Financial Conduct Authority figures are including the Payment Systems Regulator as they do not split them out. The figures exclude 1 Canada Square and Edinburgh as utilities are included in the service charge. This information is provided in our report and accounts on page 146 https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/annual-reports/annual-report-2017-18.pdf

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