HC Deb 15 June 1972 vol 838 cc407-8W
Dr. Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many

Original units Million therms
Domestic Industry Domestic Industry
Coal (million tons) 16.99 15.58 4,829 4,062
Oil (million tons) 2.96 26.42 1,321 11,167
Natural gas (supplied direct) (million therms) 1,422 2,049 1,422 2,049
Town gas (million therms) 2,508 412 2,508 412
Electricity (terawatt hours) 80.95 73.35 2,763 2,503

The figures exclude fuel used for electricity generation by public supply electricity authorities. Comparable figures for

tons coal equivalent of coal, oil, nuclear fuel, natural gas and other gas, respectively, were used in the generation of electricity in the United Kingdom during each of the years 1967 to 1971.

Mr. Emery

The figures for 1971 are:

Million tons coal equivalent
Coal 71.4
Oil 24.5
Nuclear electricity 9.8
Natural gas 1.0

Comparable figures for the years 1967–70 are published in the Digest of Energy Statistics, 1971 (Table 69), a copy of which is held in the Library of the House.