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Energy Expenditure

Volume 180: debated on Monday 12 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what was the total expenditure on energy in the United Kingdom by end users in 1989; what proportion of that expenditure was tax; and what proportion of that expenditure was gross domestic product.

The figures for 1989 are shown in the table. Corresponding figures for 1986 to 1988 are also given, as there have been revisions to the data since the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Gordon (Mr. Bruce) on 26 July 1989.

YearExpenditure on energy by final users (£ million)Tax as a proportion of expenditure on energy1 (per cent.)Energy expenditure as a proportion of GDP2 (per cent.)
198637,86022·69·9
198738,52523·59·1
198839,01524·88·3
198942,15024·68·2
1 Taxes—duty and VAT—on petroleum products. No other fuels were subject to tax in the years shown.
2 Calculated using the average measure of GDP at current market prices.

Source: Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics and Central Statistical Office figures for GDP.