HC Deb 23 February 1932 vol 262 c193
63. Captain NORTH

asked the Lord President of the Council what is the present position with regard to research work on low-temperature carbonisation of coal?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Baldwin)

I would refer the hon. Member to the scheme of work outlined by the then Secretary for Mines in a statement made to the House on the 5th May last. As I stated in reply to a question on the 23rd September last, it was decided to proceed with that scheme with some modifications in the detailed arrangements. Since that date the necessary work has been pressed on with as quickly as possible. For further details I would refer the hon. Member to the last Annual Report of the Fuel Research Board, published on the 4th January last, especially pages 38-54.