Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Minister of Power what estimate he has made of British fuel needs, expressed in coal-ton 190W equivelants, by 1970, 1975 and 1980, respectively.
§ Mr. John Morris
On the economic growth assumptions of the national plan inland energy requirements may be about 325 million tons of coal equivalent in 1970. Estimates further ahead become increasingly speculative but, if gross domestic product rises at 4 per cent. a year after 1970, total requirements might be about 375 million tons of coal equivalent in 1975.