HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 cc848-9
MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is the intention of the naval authorities to proceed immediately with the permanent arrangements for the storage of oil fuel, for which provision is made in the Estimates for 1903–4, or to wait until a more extended experience has been obtained of the value of such fuel by trials on His Majesty's war vessels.


Arrangements are now being made for the storage of such quantities of oil fuel as are likely to be required in 1903–4, should the trials now in progress be attended with generally satisfactory results, but the question of further storage accommodation will depend on more extended experience of this description of fuel.