HC Deb 05 December 1977 vol 940 cc491-2W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the current cost of coal and oil fuels, respectively, as a proportion of the cost to industrial and domestic consumers of electric power at the main

were imported each year for the last five years and how many of these came from St. Lucia.

Mr. Meacher

Following is the available information:

tariff rates, quoting figures in both percentages and actual cost per kilowatt.

Mr. Eadie

The costs of coal and oil fuels to the public electricity supply industry in Great Britain are estimated to represent about 32 per cent. and 9 per cent. respectively of the total revenue from electricity sold to all consumers in the year ending March 1977. That is, on average, about 0.64p and 0.17p per kilowatt-hour sold. These proportions reflect the total values of fuels used, that is, quantities and prices. It is rot meaningful to use average fuel costs in relation to the revenue from electricity sold to particular groups of consumers.

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