HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 c450

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state if the attention of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction in Ireland has been called to the success of the experiments of peat produced gas at Dumfries and also at Northampton; and whether, as there are large quantities of unproductive bog in Ireland in which this fuel could be obtained, the attention of the Department will be directed to the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) An officer of the Department visited the peat works at Dumfries last year, but did not learn that the production of gas had been a success. The Department has no knowledge of the result of the experiment at Northampton, but will make inquiries on the subject.