40. Mr. D. GR ENFELL (for Mr. GEORGE HALL)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the total number of gallons of motor spirit, including benzol, used in the British Isles in 191:3 and 1924; and the total number of gallons of home-produced benzol used as motor spirit in 1913 and 1924, respectively?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
Precise information as to the consumption of motor spirit, including benzol, cannot be furnished. From such particulars as are available, it may, however, be estimated that the consumption in 1913 was approximately 120,000,000 gallons and in 1924 approximately 500,000,000 gallons. The information available does not enable a similar comparison to be made of the consumption of home-produced benzol as motor spirit.