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Conservation

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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26.

asked the Secretary of of State for Energy what his estimate is of the quantity of oil which will be saved annually by his programme of energy conservation announced on 9th December 1974.

Insufficient information is available to make precise estimates of the savings which will be achieved by the measures my right hon. Friend announced on 9th December. Approximate estimates have, however, been made, and these suggest that savings of at least 1 million tons of oil and probably much more should be possible.

27.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a state- ment on the response of industry to his energy-saving measures.

It is not possible to estimate with precision the energy savings which will emerge from the measures announced on 9th December last year. But in terms of requests for information and material the response from industry has been encouraging, and many companies are keeping us informed of the savings they are making.