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Energy Efficiency And Conservation Policy

Volume 77: debated on Friday 19 April 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement about the co-ordination between the different Departments responsible for the implementation of energy efficiency and conservation policy.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy has responsibility for the

Employees in employment—Great Britain
Standard Industrial Classification 1980Division or ClassJune 1971June 1979June 1984
Energy and Water Supply1788·8711·7621·0
Coal extraction and manufacture of solid fuels11359·5298·0229·8
Extraction of mineral oil and natural gas132·219·632·9
Mineral oil processing1430·733·123·0
Nuclear fuel production1519·917·815·6
Production and distribution of electricity, gas and other forms of energy16323·3277·6250·3
Water supply1744·159·864·3
Extraction of minerals and ores other than fuels; manufacture of metals, mineral products and chemicals21,258·41,109·7784·6
Metal manufacturing and extraction of metalliferous ores and minerals nes21–23506·1409·4249·7
Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products24316·3273·4194·4
Chemical industry25397·6403·0325·5
Production of man-made fibres2638·423·915·1
Metal goods, engineering and vehicles33,655·13,338·02,563·8
Manufacture of metal goods nes31576·1516·2379·1
Mechanical engineering321,125·21,010·5772·4
Manufacture of office machinery and data processing equipment3387·181·872·7
Electrical and electronic engineering34795·3737·9648·6
Manufacture of motor vehicles and parts thereof35503·1433·1289·7
Manufacture of other transport equipment36432·7432·2292·6
Instrument engineering37135·5126·3108·8
Other manufacturing industries42,996·92,665·62,066·9
Food, drink and tobacco manufacturing41–42774·0715·0610·6
Government's overall strategy for energy efficiency as well as for his Department's energy efficiency office. There are regular consultations between Departments on matters with energy efficiency impacts. The Government's publicity campaign is stimulating an upsurge of interest and activity in energy efficiency.