HC Deb 13 March 1978 vol 946 cc89-90W
Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a table showing (a) the cost of energy consumed by services and buildings within his departmental responsibility, in each of the past five years, (b) the percentage change in energy consumption for each year, using 1973 as base year and (c) an estimate of the cash and percentage of energy saved as a result of conservation measures.

Mr. Wellbeloved

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Costs of energy consumed:

Financial years ending 1973 270
1974 290
1975 300
1976 300
1977 280

All at 1977 survey prices in £M.

(b) Percentage change in energy consumption (using tonnes of oil equivalent) using 1973 as a base year:

Financial years ending 1973 100%
1974 not available
1975 86%
1976 88%
1977 91%

(c) No estimate can be made of how much of the saving is due to energy conservation measures since many other factors including operational, functional and deployment changes have affected the figures.

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