HC Deb 28 January 1974 vol 868 c12W
49. Mr. Sheldon

asked the Minister for Energy what estimate he has made of the average current cost per therm of imported oil and of home-produced coal.

Mr. Emery

I have made no such estimates. Fuel costs can only be meaningfully compared for specific uses and must be considered in conjunction with many factors such as availability, technical suitability and comparability of feedstocks.