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.
§ Mr. CLARRY
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?