§ Mr. Cartwright
To ask the Attorney-General what steps he is taking to encourage the use of low-energy light bulbs in his Department's offices and other buildings.
§ The Attorney-General
In the legal secretariat to the Law Officers, advice is, being sought as to the cost-effectiveness of replacing the existing bulbs with low-energy bulbs. Some fluorescent tubes have been removed as the installations provide more light than is required in some locations.
In the Treasury Solicitor's Department the majority of its lighting is of the fluorescent type which is more energy efficient than lighting by ordinary lamp bulbs.
All Crown Prosecution Service offices have been encouraged to consider energy saving schemes including lighting. New or replacement lighting installations use low energy light sources where this is practicable.
The Serious Fraud Office has recently replaced halogen bulbs in the lift lobbies with low wattage long-life bulbs. Existing fluorescent tubes are of a variety which is considered to be energy and cost effective. The Serious Fraud Office is considering further energy savings by the introduction of new generation low-energy bulbs.