HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 cc183-4W
65. Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will estimate the effects the Government's reduction in public expenditure will have on the pattern and level of United Kingdom energy consumption.

Mr. John Moore

The impact of public expenditure plans for 1980–81 on energy consumption will depend on numerous factors, including decisions to be taken by local and public authorities on allocation of the resources at their disposal. I am not able to make a precise estimate.

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