§ Mr. Forman
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the value of the net output of the energy industries in 103W the United Kingdom; and what percentage of total national product that represents.
§ Mr. Benn
According to the provisional Census of Production results, the net output—or value added—of the United Kingdom energy industries, excluding petroleum and natural gas, in 1975 was about £5¼ billion. In 1973 the net output of the petroleum and natural gas industry was £117 million, or less than 4½ per cent. of the total for all energy industries. The contribution of the energy industries to gross domestic product at factor cost is measured on a slightly different basis and for 1975 is estimated at about 4¼ per cent.