§ Mr. Beaney
asked the Minister of Power what was the total cost of the petroleum, liquefied petroleum and liquefied natural gas imported from abroad for the use of the gas industry in the years ended 31st March, 1960, and 1965.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
The Trade Accounts do not identify separately the cost of petroleum and liquefied petroleum gases imported for the use of the gas industry. Imports of liquefied natural gas, which are virtually all for use by the gas industry, have been distinguished in the Accounts only since January, 1965. In the three months January-March, 1965, the value of imports of liquefied natural gas was £1.9 million.