§ 13. Mr. FOOT (for Mr. F. OWEN)
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the amount, in tons, of oil suitable for combustion as fuel oil imported into Great Britain in 1928 and 1929?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
The quantity of fuel oil imported into this country is recorded in the trade returns by gallons only, and owing to the varying densities of fuel oil a precise statement of the tonnage imported is not available. The total imports of fuel oil into Great Britain and Northern Ireland amounted to 450,876,000 gallons in 1928 and to 406,696,000 gallons in 1929, the latter figure being provisional.