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Liquid Fuels

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what is the latest estimate of outturn expenditure on liquid fuels, net of appropriation in aid, for the financial year 1986–87;(2) on what assumption for

(a) the world oil price in dollars and (b) the exchange rate between the pound sterling and the dollar, his Department has estimated spending on liquid fuels for the financial year 1987–88;

(3) what was the level of consumption of liquid fuels in petajoules, by his Department in (a) 1984–85, (b) 1985–86, (c) 1 April to 31 December 1985 and (d) 1 April to 31 December 1986;

(4) what is the estimated level of consumption of liquid fuels in particular by his Department in (a) 1986–87 and (b) 1987–88;

(5) what savings in the annual consumption of liquid fuels in petajoules his Department has achieved as a result of the opening of the Mount Pleasant airport and other investments in the Falklands.