HC Deb 22 February 1991 vol 186 cc293-4W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount spent by United Kingdom consumers, inclusive of taxes, on energy in(a) 1989 and (b) 1990; and what proportion of total expenditure that was in each instance.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

I have been asked to reply.

In 1989 expenditure on energy in the United Kingdom (inclusive of taxes) was £42,150 million. This represents 8.0 per cent. of total domestic expenditure (at current market prices), or alternatively 8.3 per cent. of gross domestic product (average measure at current market prices). Figures for 1990 are not yet available.