HC Deb 29 March 1993 vol 222 c52W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his estimate of the percentage of households in each region and in the United Kingdom who rely mainly on(a) oil, (b) piped gas, (c) cylinder gas, (d) electricity and (e) coal as as source of domestic fuel.

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.

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