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Houses (Heating)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of houses in Northern Ireland is heated by (a) coal and (b) gas.

It is estimated that in 63 per cent. of Northern Ireland households a solid fuel installation is the principal space-heating facility and in 3 per cent. of households the main facility is a piped gas installation. In addition, some 8 per cent. of households use solid fuel as a supplementary form of heating and 6 per cent. use piped gas in this way.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of houses in England its heated by coal and gas, respectively.

I have been asked to reply.Below is the available information.Households with solid fuel or gas as main source of room heating

England: December 1977.
Percentage
Solid Fuel22
Gas53
Source: National Dwelling and Housing Survey.