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Alun Michael: The Department is fully committed to equality on the basis of age. One of the stated values of the Department is that we create an environment for our employees and customers, free from discrimination on the grounds of age.
In anticipation of the Age Legislation in October 2006, the Department has identified policies and procedures where the legislation will have an impact and the Department is working to ensure that all areas of its work is fully reviewed for any age bias.
The Department has already introduced flexibility around the retirement age that enables older staff to stay on until 65. In addition diversity training, which is available to all Defra employees, includes raising awareness of age discrimination.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) resource budget, (b) staff numbers and (c) running costs were of the Carbon Trust in 200304. 
Mr. Morley: The Carbon Trust takes a strong interest in international low carbon programmes and investment initiatives. The Trust keeps in close touch with a number of agencies, including the Clean Energy Group and other US organisations, to exchange best practice in how low carbon technologies can best be developed and brought to market more quickly. The Carbon Trust is a private company funded by Defra and the Devolved administrations.
We have on on-site workplace nurseries at five of our sites, Kings Pool in York, CSL Sand Mutton, Guildford, London and Bristol. Defra in Exeter has recently closed and with it the childcare provision.
Defra provide 150 full-time subsidised nursery places across the five sites mentioned above. The actual number using the nursery is higher than this figure due to many of the places being allocated on a part time basis. The cost of nursery places and the amount of subsidy varies for each location.
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School holiday playschemes places are available to departmental and agency staff across eight sites. The number of users varies at each site and for each school holiday period. These are: London, York, Bristol, Guildford, Nottingham, Taunton, Weybridge and Worcester.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost of (a) new builds, (b) demolition rebuilds and (c) private finance initiative projects in her Department in each of the last two years. 
|(a) New builds||14,709,000||30,878,000|
|(b) Demolition rebuilds||51,000||605,000|
|(c) Private finance initiative projects||Nil||1,029,000|
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is of the cost of building refurbishment carried out by her Department in each of the last two years. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of (a) in-house canteen and (b) other catering services provided by her Department in each of the last two years. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the total amount of (a) carbon dioxide and (b) greenhouse gas emissions per person in the United Kingdom, broken down by (i) emissions produced within the UK, (ii) emissions including those produced in other countries for goods exported into the UK, (iii) emissions including those produced in other countries for goods exported into the UK but excluding goods exported from the UK and (iv) international aviation relating to UK activities. 
Mr. Morley: (i) In 2002, the most recent year for which data are available, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the UK were 551.0 million tonnes, and emissions of total greenhouse gases, weighted together using global warming potentials, were equivalent to 648.4 million tonnes CO 2 . The population of the UK was just over 59 million in 2002, making the average emissions on a per person basis for CO 2 9.30 tonnes and 10.95 tonnes CO 2 equivalent for total greenhouse gases.
(ii & iii) Under internationally agreed guidelines, carbon dioxide and total greenhouse emissions associated with the production of goods are reported in the greenhouse gas inventory of the country in which the goods are produced. Emissions from goods exported from the UK are not separately estimated.
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(iv) Emissions associated with international air transport appear in national greenhouse gas inventories as a memo item and are not included in national totals. Total UK emissions of CO 2 from international aviation were estimated to be 26.9 million tonnes of CO 2 in 2002, and emissions of total greenhouse gases were estimated to be 27.3 million tonnes of CO 2 . Emissions per passenger are not estimated.
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