Parliament, not so much teh people as the building itself, is an example of bad environmental behaviour, according to Liberal Democrat environment spokesman Norman Baker.
Water consumption was up by 58% since 1997, electricity by 45% and gas consumption by 34%, he added.
The total amount of electricity used in the last financial year available (2002-03) was enough to supply more than 5,000 households – equivalent to a town the size of Newhaven, East Sussex, which is in Mr Baker’s Lewes constituency.
Since 1997, water usage had risen by enough to fill 28 Olympic-sized swimming pools, run 875,000 baths, take 2,800,000 five-minute showers, or leave the tap on for 13 years.
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