HC Deb 03 March 1981 vol 1000 c99W
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.
٪ of all dwellings approved
1976 9.6
1977 5.6
1978 4.1
(provisional) 2.4
1st half 1980
(provisional) 6.0

Note. Excluding tenders for the Greater London Council