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Domestic Energy Supplies

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of households in Northern Ireland use (a) coal, (b) gas, (c) electricity and (d) oil as the primary means of heating; and what percentage of consumers use (i) gas and (ii) electricity as the primary means of cooking in Northern Ireland.

Surveys undertaken by the research unit of the Department of Finance and Personnel suggests the primary means of heating and cooking by households in Northern Ireland are as follows:

Primary form of heatingPercentage of house-holdsPrimary form of cookingPercentage of house-holds
(a) Coal72(i) Towns gas20
(b) Towns gas4(ii) Electricity48
(c) Electricity10
(d) Oil10