§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the total gross energy consumption of the United Kingdom; what proportions are provided by coal, natural gas, primary electricity and oil, respectively; and what are the projected corresponding figures for 1980 and 1985.
§ Mr. Benn
The total inland energy consumption of the United Kingdom on a primary fuel input basis is published in Table 1 of the Department of Energy publication "Energy Trends". The provisional figure for 1975 is 320.6 million tons of coal equivalent. The Department of Energy's evidence to the Select Committee on Science and Technology (Energy Resources Sub Committee) published in a House of Commons Paper (155-viii) gave possible ranges of energy consumption in 1980 and 1985 in the United Kingdom.