HC Deb 04 February 1985 vol 72 cc380-1W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the definition of thermal energy generation employed by his Department or the agencies sponsored by it; and if he will explain how the thermal energy generation figures are determined.

Mr. David Hunt

This Department does not use the expression "thermal energy generation": the Department and the various electricity undertakings use a number of definitions for the description of electricity generation in thermal power stations, depending on the context. The terms used in published statistics are usually defined in the publications in which they appear.