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Departmental Manpower

Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department’s organisational chart. [228259]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: The new Department will consist of posts taken from the existing Departments for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (DEFRA). The detail is still being worked on but the Department of Energy and Climate Change will contain roughly 900 posts, approximately 500 from BERR and 400 from DEFRA. Once the detail has been agreed, the information on the organisation of posts will be made a matter of public record.

Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff are employed by his Department (a) on a full-time equivalent basis and (b) on a headcount basis, broken down by civil service grade. [228260]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: The new Department (DECC) will consist of posts taken from the existing Departments for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and from Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (DEFRA). The detail is still being worked on, but the Department of Energy and Climate Change will comprise roughly 900 posts, approximately 500 from BERR and 400 from DEFRA. Once the detail has been agreed, the information on numbers of posts will be a matter of public record.

Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff in his Department were (a) transferred from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, (b) transferred from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (c) transferred from other Government departments and (d) not transferred from another Government department. [228301]

Mr. Mike O'Brien [holding answer 20 October 2008]: The new Department (DECC) will consist of posts taken from the existing Departments for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and from Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (DEFRA). The detail is still being worked on, but the Department of Energy and Climate Change will comprise roughly 900 posts, approximately 500 from BERR and 400 from DEFRA. Once the detail has been agreed, the information on numbers of posts will be a matter of public record.

Departmental Public Expenditure

Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the annual budget is of his Department, broken down by expenditure type. [228261]


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Mr. Mike O'Brien: The final budget will be agreed once negotiations on the Machinery of Government changes with BERR, DEFRA and HMT are complete.

Departmental Standards

Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what performance targets his Department has inherited from other Government Departments; and what progress had been made towards meeting them. [228602]

Mr. Mike O'Brien [holding answer 21 October 2008]: The Machinery of Government document of 3 October 2008 details the targets that DECC has inherited as follows:

Energy: Housing

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many green homes service regional advice centres are in operation; when each centre was opened; and how many enquiries each centre dealt with. [226974]

Joan Ruddock: Following the Green Homes announcement by the Prime Minister in November 2007, the Energy Saving Trust accelerated the roll out of its network of advice centres, which form the key delivery channel for all the Green Homes services.

There are 21 centres now operational, including five covering Scotland funded by the Scottish Government. The centres provide independent, impartial advice on energy efficiency, microgeneration and renewable energy, low carbon transport, water efficiency and waste reduction and a range of services that will help consumers to take action.

The details of the 16 regional advice centres that are funded by my Department are listed as follows.


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Date opened EST advice centre Number of inquiries since opening

2007

5 November

London

86,090

16 November

Wales

67,600

2008

1 April

Northern Ireland

30,161

1 May

North West 1 Merseyside and Cheshire

16,917

1 May

North West 2 Greater Manchester

14,750

1 September

West Midlands

2,386

1 September

East Midlands

1,434

8 September

North West 3 Cumbria and Lancashire

5,177

15 September

Yorkshire and Humber 1 N. Yorkshire

3,065

15 September

Yorkshire and Humber 2 S and W Yorkshire

4,010

29 September

South West

(1)

1 October

Eastern 1 Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge

(1)

1 October

Eastern 2 Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

(1)

6 October

South East 1 Thames Valley Solent

(1)

6 October

South East 2 Kent Surrey and Sussex

(1)

1 April

North East

39,155

(1) Information unavailable until November 2008.

Energy: Imports

Mr. Hague: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) oil and (b) gas was imported in 2007, broken down by country of origin; and what percentage of the total was imported from each country. [225604]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: The following tables show imports into the UK of crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas by country of origin during 2007.

In 2007 Norway accounted for two-thirds of the UK's crude oil and natural gas imports. Imports of petroleum products are more diverse in origin, with most (15 per cent.) coming from the Netherlands.

UK imports of crude oil in 2007 by country
Million tonnes
Country of origin Total crude oil imports Percentage of total crude oil imports

Algeria

2.2

4.4

Nigeria

1.0

2.1

Norway

32.5

65.2

Russia

6.1

12.1

Venezuela

1.5

2.9

Other Africa

1.7

3.5

Other Europe

1.6

3.3

Other Latin America

0.7

1.4

Other near and middle east

1.4

2.9

Other

1.1

2.2

Total

49.9

100

Source:
Department of Energy and Climate Change


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UK imports of petroleum products in 2007 by country
Million tonnes
Country of origin Total petroleum product imports Percentage of total petroleum product imports

Belgium

2.3

9.8

Denmark

0.3

1.3

Estonia

0.9

3.7

France

2.6

11.0

Germany

1.1

4.7

Kuwait

2.5

10.3

Latvia

1.3

5.4

Netherlands

3.5

14.7

Norway

0.5

1.9

Russia

1.3

5.5

Saudi Arabia

1.6

6.6

Sweden

1.8

7.5

Venezuela

0.5

2.1

Other Europe

1.1

4.5

Other near and middle east

0.9

3.9

Other

1.7

7.1

Total

23.8

100

Source:
Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK imports of natural gas in 2007 by country
Million
Country of origin Total gas imports Percentage of total gas imports

Belgium

1.9

6.2

Netherlands

7.1

23.1

Norway

20.3

66.2

LNG

1.4

4.5

Of which:

Algeria

0.6

2.0

Egypt

0.2

0.5

Qatar

0.2

0.8

Trinidad and Tobago

0.4

1.2

Total

30.7

100

Source:
Department of Energy and Climate Change

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