HC Deb 27 November 1972 vol 847 cc7-8W
45. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much gas was used for electricity generation in 1971–72; and how much is likely to be so used in the current year.

Mr. Emery

In 1971–72 about 300 million therms of natural gas were used for electricity generation. So far this year consumption has been running at an annual rate of about twice that level.