HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 cc21-2W
Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his policy on the relative prices of oil, gas, coal and electricity in view of the increasing

Mr. Norman Lamont

The CEGB has already reduced oil burn to the minimum practicable level.

Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the amount and proportion of Central Electricity Generating Board electricity generated by (a) coal, (b) oil, (c) nuclear and (d) other means for each of the past five years.

Mr. Norman Lamont

It is not possible to give precise figures of electricity generated from coal or oil, but estimates provided by the Central Electricity Generating Board—CEGB—for these fuels are given in the following table:

cost of oil and the different costs of production.

Mr. David Howell

I believe that the price of each fuel should reflect the costs and market conditions of the industry concerned.