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Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what percentage of total United Kingdom energy consumption in 1976 was accounted by (a) the industrial sector, including iron and steel, (b) the commercial sector, including agriculture and public administration, (c) the domestic sector, (d) the transport sector; and what was the percentage level of import dependence in each case.

As follows:Support Unit in recent years; and how the moneys have been allocated.

I have been asked to reply.The Science Research Council established the Energy Research Support Unit in 1976 to complement and support university research in the energy field. It is spending £400,000 on the Unit and associated university programmes in 1977–78. Funds have not been provided by the Department of Energy.