HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 cc118-9W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will provide equivalent figures about fuel exports and imports to those given in the tables in his answer of 9 November,Official Report, columns 767–68, for 1989 up to the most recent date for which figures are available.

Mr. Wakeham

The equivalent information for fuel exports and imports for the 10 months to October 1989 following my previous answer on 9 November is as follows:

Table 1
Thousand tonnes
Exports (fob) Imports (cif)
1989 Coal Oil Coal Gas (coal equivalent) Oil
January to October 1,672 53,8131 9,594 12,410 48,969

Table 2
£ million at 1985 prices2
Exports (fob) Imports (cif)
1989 Coal Oil Coal Gas Oil
January to October 64 9,3061 510 933 7,851
1 Contains a small amount of natural gas exports.
2 Figures at 1985 constant prices have been derived by applying the unit value for exports in 1985 to the relevant volumes in 1988 and 1989. The figures for gas are estimated.