HC Deb 08 July 1957 vol 573 c21
21. Mr. Moss

asked the Paymaster-General if he will estimate, in the light of the most recent information available to him, what proportion of the national energy requirements will be met in 1965 from coal, oil, hydro-electricity, and nuclear power stations, respectively, showing how this compares with 1956.

Mr. Maudling

On present supply plans, we could expect the percentage of inland energy requirements met by oil and hydro-electricity to increase from 15 to about 20 per cent. and from half a per cent. to three-quarters of a per cent., respectively, while nuclear power grows to four or five per cent. The percentage met by coal may fall from 85 to 75 per cent., but the tonnage of coal used at home should increase appreciably as should the amount exported.