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Fuel Costs (Industrial Users)

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will revise the table appearing in the Official Report in answer to the hon. Member for Bedford on 7th February 1975, col. 655–6, in accordance with price increases of fuels already announced.

Current figures for coal are set out below. Present prices for fuel oils are thought to be similar to those quoted for end-1974, i.e. 9·5–10·5p a therm. No more up-to-date data than already advised are yet available in respect of gas and electricity.

FUEL COSTS TO INDUSTRIAL USERS
pence/therm
EnglandScotlandWales
Coal*7·1–8·38·0–8·78·2–8·4
* Prices effective from 1st March 1975.