HC Deb 25 July 1923 vol 167 cc461-2
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.


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?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

No, I have not.


May I ask if the hon. and gallant Gentleman will read it?