§ 91. Mr. HARDIE
asked the Secretary for Mines whether, from the investigations made during the War by the Government in regard to non-bituminous oil-bearing coal in Scotland, the information is such that the Government would recommend the working of such coals for oil production?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Lieut. Colonel Lane-Fox)
I have no information which would justify me in recommending the working of such coal for the purpose of oil production.
§ Mr. HARDIE
Arising out of that answer, may I ask if the Minister himself has read the information which was obtained during the War by investigation by his Department?