HC Deb 02 February 1953 vol 510 c169W
Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will state the coal consumption per unit of electricity generated by the British Electricity Authority as an average for each of the calendar years 1946–52, inclusive; and what improvement is envisaged in 1953.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Following is the information:

Pounds ol coal consumed per unit generated by the steam stations of the British Electricity Authority (a)
1946 1.43
1947 1.42
1948 1.40
1949 1.39
1950 1.37
1951 1.35
1952 (b) 1.31
(a) Including the coal equivalent of the small amounts of coke consumed at steam stations.
(b) Provisional.

There are too many uncertainties for me to assess the amount of further improvement to be expected in 1953.

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