HC Deb 28 March 1905 vol 143 c1365

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the diminution of the supply of Welsh steam coal, the Board of Admiralty are taking any, and, if so, what steps to find a suitable substitute for coal for use in the Royal Navy.


The Report of the Coal Commission indicates no such diminution in the available supply of Welsh steam coal as to necessitate the use of any substitute. Experiments are, however, being conducted with oil fuel.

MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)

Are the Board of Admiralty taking any steps to have a duty placed on the export of this steam coal?


No, Sir.