25. Vice-Admiral TAYLOR
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can assure the House that adequate reserves of oil are available for all the necessary requirements of the fleet in the case of any unforeseen emergency?
So far as I am aware no reserves could be maintained on such a vague and undeterminate basis as that indicated in the question, but His Majesty's Government are satisfied that reserve stocks of oil fuel are adequate to meet any emergency which can at present be foreseen.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether they are adequately protected against air attack?