§ 23. Mr. SOPER
asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the recent low-temperature carbonisation plants erected on the Continent, using a British process, he will take steps to assist British coalowners to establish this industry in Great Britain, thus providing employment and profitably utilising small coal and producing clean smokeless fuel with the recovery of motor spirit and valuable oils?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
I am following the development of this process, in this country and elsewhere, with great interest, but I cannot add anything to the reply which I gave on the 18th November to a question by the hon. Member for Spennymoor (Mr. Batey).