HC Deb 27 July 1931 vol 255 cc1943-4
57. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is in a position to report any further progress with the project of extracting more of our needs in mineral oils from our own coal supplies?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Shinwell)

I am not yet able to add anything to the reply which was given to my hon. and gallant Friend on the 21st May.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Will the hon. Gentleman be able to make any statement on progress during to-day's Debate on the Estimates?


I may be able to say something on the research side of the question.