§ 21. Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many tons of coal were consumed in power stations during each of the past four years; what is the estimated consumption in 1982; and if he will give comparable figures for oil-fired power stations over the same period.
§ Mr. John Moore
[pursuant to his reply, 8 February 1982, c. 245]: The coal and oil used by the public electricity supply system in the United Kingdom in the last four years is as follows:
Million tonnes coal or coal equivalent *Coal *†Oil 1978 80.87 19.49 1979 88.79 18.13 1980 89.57 11.23 ‡1981 87 8
* Including quantities used in the production of steam for sale.
†Including oil used in gas-turbine and diesel plant and for lighting up coal fired burners.