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Houses (Heating)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of houses in Scotland is heated by coal and gas, respectively.

Accurate figures for Scotland are not readily available from published statistical sources, but a rough estimate derived from the 1978 general household survey suggests that in 31 per cent. of households gas is a main heating form in winter and in 29 per cent. it is solid fuel.