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Energy Consumption

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of UK household energy usage requirements by region were for (a) manufacturing and industry, (b) transport and (c) providing heat, in the last 12 months for which figures are available. [106804]

Total energy consumption by region and final use is not currently available. Data on gas consumption by gas local distribution zone is published in Table 4B of the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2002; data on electricity distributed by public electricity suppliers by region is contained in Table 5B of the same publication, with inland deliveries of petroleum by country shown in Table 3.9.The DTI will continue to develop the work on regional energy consumption and the Energy White Paper "Our energy future—creating a low carbon economy" says that we will be consulting on arrangements to collect and make available data on the pattern of energy usage in local areas, to enable local authorities and regional bodies to target activity more effectively. This is one of a number of measures to be taken to help local and regional bodies to ensure energy objectives are reflected in regional and local priorities.

her Department and which took place on non-Departmental premises in the last 12 months, broken down by title, purpose, date and cost. [104271]

The Department does not keep central records of such events. The information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.