§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will estimate the number of households consuming(a) electricity and (b) gas in the latest year for which statistics are available; what were the comparable figures (i) five and (ii) 10 years ago; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Parkinson
The figures requested are shown in the table.
Estimated number of household consumers in the United Kingdom at 31 March Electricity (millions) Gas (millions) 1978 20.3 13.9 1983 21.2 15.2 1988 22.4 16.5