|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 68W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, if she will place in the Library a copy of the correspondence (a) requesting the use of the Commission's buildings for non-Commission business and (b) (i) granting and (ii) revoking such permission. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality for what reasons the Equality and Human Rights Commission pays travel and expenses rates to staff based on the rates paid by each of the Commission's predecessor bodies. 
The EHRC has kept in place existing HMRC approved travel and expenses policy based on the legacy commission rates while it is in the process of finalising its new travel expenses policy that would apply to all EHRC staff. The new policy will be part of a suite of human resource policies which are due to be implemented in April 2010.
Robert Neill: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 41W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: databases, what requirements there will be on local authorities to provide information for the Equality Measuring Framework database. 
Robert Neill: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 41W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: databases, if she will place in the Library a copy of (a) the procurement notice for the Equality Measuring Framework database and (b) the full specification for the database. 
A procurement notice for the Equality Measurement Framework is expected to be published in April 2010 and will be made available in due course. The contractor will be asked to specify the structure of the database so it is not possible to provide a full specification at this stage.
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what volume of carbon dioxide has been emitted from the UK in each year since 2007, reckoned on the environmental accounts basis. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what volume of carbon dioxide has been emitted from the UK in each year since 2007, reckoned on an environmental accounts basis. (321276).
I refer to my previous answer in Official Report, Volume 507, column 793 of 16 March 2010 to your question regarding carbon dioxide emissions since 1990 (320331) which details annual UK emissions up to and including 2007. These are the latest available figures on a national accounts basis. The scheduled release date for the 2008 figures, to be published as part of the UK Environmental Accounts, has been pre-announced as Friday 11 June 2010.
This year I have received representations from the Aldersgate Group to introduce regulations requiring the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by large companies as soon as practicable. I have also
received ministerial correspondence on this subject from MPs and members of the public. Other Departments have also received representations.
The Government are currently undertaking a review evaluating the contribution which reporting makes to the achievement of the UK's climate change objectives, as required under the Climate Change Act 2008. The review is due to be completed by 1 December 2010. The conclusions of that review will help to inform decisions on whether to make reporting mandatory.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1493-4W, on collaboration agreements, on what date the Joint Meeting on Enhanced Collaboration will take place; where the meeting will be held; what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of that meeting; and what (a) organisations and (b) individuals have been invited to that meeting. 
Mr. Kidney: The UK-India Workshop on Civil Nuclear R&D Collaboration is being hosted by the Energy and Physical Sciences Research Council [EPSRC], with assistance from officials within the FCO, on 22 to 24 March 2010. Whitehall officials from FCO, MOD, DIS, DfID, DECC and BIS have been invited as well as senior figures from India's Department of Atomic Energy [DAE] and Indian industry representatives.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available. 
Joan Ruddock: The Department does not have information on when energy efficient circulator pumps will be included on the website of the Energy Saving Trust. This is a matter for the Energy Saving Trust.
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average payback period is for each type of energy efficient technology commercially available, with particular reference to circulator pumps and technologies applicable to non-domestic properties, ranked by their payback period; and if he will make a statement. 
Joan Ruddock: Many of the energy efficiency technologies could be employed in both the domestic and non-domestic arena, so the information on payback periods provided in response to question 1088 may be relevant to some smaller non-domestic applications. However, information on the payback periods in non-domestic properties are much more difficult to determine because of the likely significant variation in scale, cost and use. The Department does not hold this information.
Mr. David Anderson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) average
internal rate of return and (b) cost per kilogram of carbon dioxide not emitted was for each type of energy efficient technology commercially available, in the latest period for which figures are available, with particular reference to circulator pumps and those technologies applicable to non-domestic properties, ranked by their payback period; and if he will make a statement. 
The private cost per kilogram of carbon dioxide not emitted (avoided) under a CERT regime can be determined for a range of technologies from the information provided in the following tables 1 and 2. The cost can be obtained by dividing the total cost for the measure, shown in table 2, by the relevant carbon dioxide savings shown in table 1 (multiply the figures shown in table 1 by 1,000 to obtain kilograms of carbon dioxide). The Department does not hold this information for circulator pumps.
|Table 1: Lifetime CO 2 saving score per measure, in the priority and non-priority groups|
|Lifetime C O 2 savings per measure tC O 2 (lifetime)|
|Carbon saving measure||Lifetime (years)||PG||Non-PG|
|(1) No longer eligible|
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|