MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he would have any objection to lay upon the Table a Return giving an account of the experiments or trials made by the Admiralty since the Oberon boiler trial in 1868, in order to test the suitability of liquid oil fuel for use in Her Majesty's Navy; and whether he is able to state the general conclusions which have so far been arrived at by the Admiralty with respect to the use of this fuel?
THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
I have little to add to the answer which I gave to somewhat similar questions of the hon. Member on December 11. It is not thought desirable to publish the Return which he suggests. The conclusions of the Admiralty were indicated in my previous answer.