§ Sir Sydney Chapman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what mechanisms he uses for monitoring energy use in different sectors of the economy. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
[holding answer 26 June 2000]: I have been asked to reply.
The Government collect information on energy use in different sectors from a variety of sources, including returns from energy companies themselves. Further information on energy use in different sectors of the economy, including data sources, may be found in the annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics. A copy of the 1999 edition has been placed in the Library. The 2000 edition will be published on 27 July.
Figures showing energy consumption by broad sectors of the economy, on a quarterly basis, are routinely published in the Department's monthly statistical bulletin, "Energy Trends".