HC Deb 14 December 1932 vol 273 c328
15. Mr. C LARRY

asked the First. Lord of the Admiralty to what extent are the distillates of gasworks and coke-oven tar, particularly creosote oil, being used as a fuel by the Admiralty; and what steps are being taken to develop the more extended use of this home-produced fuel without the admixture of imported oil?

The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Captain Euan Wallace)

The distillates of gasworks and coke oven tar are not being used as a fuel by the Admiralty. Creosote oil can only be used for this purpose when mixed with a much larger bulk of petroleum oil fuel, but certain research work in this connection is now being carried out at the Fuel Research Station at Greenwich.


Is it a fact that purchases of and inquiries for creosote oil by this Department are made through the importers of the oil and not through the home producers?


I shall be glad to answer that question if the hon. Member will put it down.