HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 c31W
Viscount Lambton

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the number of existing factories which have been equipped, and the number in process of being built, to use oil instead of coal in the northeastern area, particularly in the Team Valley Trading Estate, East Anglia and the West Country.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

The full information asked for is not available, but returns collected from the larger industrial undertakings, accounting for about 90 per cent, of the total fuel consumption by industry, show that 22 per cent. of them in the Northern Region, 38 per cent. in the Eastern Region and 35 per cent. in the South Western Region use oil for burning to a greater or less extent.

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