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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th July 1989.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 11th July 1989

I think that the right hon. Gentleman must be referring to some figures that were compounded by the Oakridge laboratory in 1986. Our published figures do not agree with its comparison between 1986 and 1987. However, as the right hon. Gentleman has asked me about the fundamental carbon dioxide gas, from the figures published from the Oakridge laboratory, which we have not yet seen in detail, the Daily Telegraph gave these figures: Per capita figures from the Oakridge laboratory for the production of fossil fuels in tonnes of carbon per man or woman"— the higher the figure, the worse it is— United States five tonnes of carbon dioxide for each person, Czechoslovakia 4·2, Bulgaria 3·6, Soviet Union 3·6, West Germany 3·06, United Kingdom 2·9.