HC Deb 16 November 1960 vol 630 cc51-2W
Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Power what quantity of oil was sold in Great Britain for industrial purposes and for domestic purposes, respectively, at the nearest convenient date in September or October, 1959, and at the corresponding date in 1960.

Mr. George

The nearest available information is as follows:

Month of September, 1959 Month of September, 1960
(thousand tons)
Use of liquid fuels fo. burning in industrial premises (a) 663.0 820.4
Deliveries of oils used mainly for domestic purposes (b) 51.9 72.2
(a) Consumption in Great Britain by industrial consumers using upwards of 500 tons of liquid fuels a year for burning, or any lesser quantity in conjunction with 1,000 tons of coal or 1,000 tons of coke per annum.
(d) Deliveries in the United Kingdom of:—
(i) kerosine burning oil, and
(ii) gas/diesel and fuel oil used for central heating of private houses.