§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of new home tenders approved by local authorities specified electricity as the sole fuel in 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79 and 1979–80.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Available estimates are of proportions of dwellings in which the principal means of heating is electricity:
New dwellings with electric heating in tenders approved for local authorities and new towns. England ٪ of all dwellings approved 1976 9.6 1977 5.6 1978 4.1 1979 (provisional) 2.4 1st half 1980 (provisional) 6.0
Note. Excluding tenders for the Greater London Council