Home Office: Energy

Home Office 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 the Home Department, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department and (ii) the College of Policing in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The information requested for (i) the Department, and (ii) the College of Policing is set out in the table at annex A.

A breakdown of costs between electricity and natural gas for the College of Policing is not readily available, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The Home Office is committed to delivering a sustainable government estate and has reduced its carbon emissions by 42% since 2009-10.

Consumption and costs of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas by (i) the Home Office and (ii) College of Policing

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Electricity Consumption (mWh)

Cost (£)

Electricity consumption (mWh)

Cost (£)

Electricity Consumption (mWh)

Cost (£)

Home Office

71,299

3,505,880

68,888

7,262,608

67,267

5,983,572

College of Policing

3,405

3,406

3,477

Gas consumption (mWh)

Cost (£)

Gas consumption (mWh)

Cost (£)

Gas consumption (mWh)

Cost (£)

Home Office

51,807

4,335,536

51,460

(202,248)

49,013

736,436

College of Policing

3,429

3,303

3,767

Notes:

  1. Electricity and gas consumption for the Home Office includes electricity and gas consumption for the College of Policing.
  2. The credit in 2016-17 for Home Office costs is a reversal of a prior year’s accrual.
  3. Costs for the College of Policing broken down between electricity and gas could only be obtained at disproportionate cost
  4. Consumption figures have been rounded to mwh

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