To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she has taken to insulate her Departmental estate in order to improve energy efficiency; and if she will make a statement.
8 December 2014
My Department is currently based in two sites; Stormont House in Belfast and 1 Horse Guards Road in London. Both sites are leased, with the responsibility for insulation of premises resting with the respective landlords.
Whilst the Northern Ireland Office still utilises a small area of accommodation at Hillsborough Castle for Ministers, Historic Royal Palaces took over responsibility for management of the Castle on 1 April 2014 and they are now responsible for insulation of the premises.