HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 cc792-3W
David Hamilton

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much coal has been imported into(a) Scotland and (b) Wales in each year since 1997. [60281]

Mr. Wilson

Separate import figures for Scotland and Wales are not available. Total imports of coal into the UK since 1997, in millions of tonnes, were as follows:

Tonnes (million)
1997 19.7
1998 21.2
1999 20.3
2000 23.4
2001 135.5
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Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2001 (The Stationery Office)

Energy Trends, March 2002 (DTI publication)