§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 26 March 1993]: The Department of Trade and Industry estimates that households main energy sources are as follows:
Per cent. (a) Oil 3 (b) Piped gas 74 (c) Cylinder gas n.a. (d) Electricity 12 (e) Coal 9
Source: DTI estimates, using Building Research Establishment data. n.a. not available.
These estimates relate to Great Britain only; United Kingdom and regional data are unavailable. They are based on households' main heating fuel. Heating is the dominate use of energy in most households.