§ 58. Mr. Peyton
asked the Minister of Power how much of the extra 5 million tons of coal demand referred to in a recent statement he expects to be taken up by the electricity and gas industries, and by public authorities, respectively.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
For electricity 4½ million tons, of which about 3 million 277W tons are expected to be used and the rest added to stocks: for gas some 300,000 tons. The amount for public authorities is more difficult to assess as the total depends on the response of local authorities to the Government initiative, but it may be in the region of ¼ million tons.