§ 123. Mr. Crawley
asked the Minister of Power what is the proportion of the industrial consumption of electricity at present privately generated; what estimates of changes in this proportion have been made for 1970, and for 1975; and how the provisions as to grants for capital investment under the Industrial Development Act affect these estimates.
§ Mr. Freeson
It is estimated that rather less than one-fifth of the total industrial consumption of electricity is at present privately generated. No estimates have been made on the proportion in future years, but the effect of investment grants will be kept under review.