HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 cc189-90W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Minister of Power what estimate he has made of British fuel needs, expressed in coal-ton 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.