§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much oil is refined, and electricity generated per head of population in Wales; and what percentages these consist of total United Kindom production in oil, gas and electricity.
§ Mr. David Howell
Refinery throughput of crude and process oil in Wales in 1980 amounted to 20.1 million tonnes whilst eletricity generated by the public supply sytem was 23.4 TWh. These are equivalent to 7.2 tonnes and 8.4 MWh per head of population in Wales. The refinery throughput was equivalent to 25 per cent. of United Kingdom indigenous production of crude oil, including condensates and petroleum gases derived at onshore treatment plants, whilst the electricity generated constituted 8.8 per cent. of total public supply generation in the United Kingdom.