§ Mr. Stunell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the quantity of(a) oil, (b) gas and (c) electricity purchased for the heating, lighting and powering of all accommodation occupied by the Department within the United Kingdom in each year since 1989–90; and what was the total cost in real terms for (a) to (c) in each year. 
§ Mrs. Beckett
The quantities for the last two years are as follows:
Gas Oil Electricity Year MWh £000 MWh £000 MWh £000 1996–97 25,238 1309 3,578 78 32,460 1,891 1995–96 29,112 357 2,884 46 41,666 2,316 1 Estimate
Quantities for previous years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.