HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 cc14-5W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the forecast energy demand in the United Kingdom in 1988, or the nearest year for which statistics are available; and what supplies are required from each of the following sources: oil, gas, coal and nuclear, to meet this requirement.

Mr. Eadie

The Working Document on Energy Policy, Energy Commission Paper No. 1, a copy of which is in the House of Commons Library, contains estimates of United Kingdom primary fuel demand for 1985, which, on the assumptions specified, lie in the range 390–415 mtce. Equivalent figures for 1990, the nearest year to 1988 considered, are 405–455 mtce. These demands might be met as follows:

Coal 135–145
Oil 160–190
Nuclear/hydro 30
Gas 80–90