Attorney General: Energy

Attorney General written question – answered on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury), Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Attorney General, how much energy her departmental buildings have used in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2020 to date.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is unable to provide information on its building energy usage as it is currently sharing a building and there is no way of identifying the AGO’s energy usage.

The Government Legal Department (GLD) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI), who are GLD’s tenants, have used the following:

Energy Consumption (MWh)

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-to-date (end of May 2020)

3,359

3,433

3,399

3,304

4,935

441

GLD publish this data in their Annual Report and Accounts. The 2019-20 publication can be found here. Please note that the 2019-20 total also covers the period of commissioning, decommissioning and relocating GLD’s Head Office from One Kemble Street to 102 Petty France and consequently includes the GLD proportion of energy usage for both buildings during this period..

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have used the following:

Energy Consumption (MWh)

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

3,359,251

3,433,141

3,399,001

3,303,878

CPS publish these figures in their Annual Report and Accounts. The 2018-19 publication can be found here. The figures for 2019-20 will be available in the CPS 2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts once it is published. Please note that The Ministry of Justice Estates Sustainability Team is responsible for reporting and managing sustainability in the CPS. Their data is gathered and validated by the Estates Sustainability Team and Building Research Establishment on behalf of DEFRA. The CPS is unable to report data from locations where property owners are not obliged to provide it. All data is UK only.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) routinely publishes details of its energy use in their Annual Report and Accounts which can be found here. The data for the most recent financial year 2019/2020 is due to be published in the near future.

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