HC Deb 13 February 1956 vol 548 cc2065-6
32. Mr. Neal

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power to what extent oil is being used to make up the deficiency between coal production and demand.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

In 1955 total inland consumption of fuel amounted to 250 million tons of coal equivalent. Of this over 214 million tons was met by coal and nearly a million by hydro-electricity. The deficiency of 35 million tons was met by oil.