§ 53. Mr. G. LAMBERT
asked the Prime Minister if the Government are prepared at once to take advantage of Messrs. S. Pearsons and Sons' offer to place their staff at the national disposal by immediately introducing legislation to enable this expert knowledge to be utilised in boring and exploring for oil, which is a vital motive power for the British Navy?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I cannot add any thing to the answer which I gave on the 15th July to the hon. Members for Leominster and Leicester.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the whole plan for boring for oil in this country has been delayed, while awaiting the settlement of 1806 a Government squabble, and that meanwhile the oil, which is vital for the Navy, is not being bored for in this country?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is it not a fact that the sole opposition comes from the landlord interest in this country?