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Oil Consumption (Scotland)

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 12 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are his estimates of annual savings of motor spirit and diesel oil in Scotland as a result of the restrictions on speeds; and if he will express this figure as a percentage of Scotland's total oil consumption in 1974.

Statistics of deliveries into consumption in Scotland of motor spirit and derv in January 1975 are not yet available nor will they be for some weeks. The December figures will not be satisfactory for a comparison since the speed restrictions introduced on 15th December 1974 affected only a part of that month. In any case, it would not be possible to disentangle the effects of the speed restrictions from other factors affecting the consumption of motor fuel including price increases.