HC Deb 05 July 1932 vol 268 c229
26. Mr. McKEAG

asked the Secretary for Mines if he can give any estimate of the number of miners for whom work would be found if colloidal fuel, instead of oil only, were used by British naval vessels?


The work on the use of colloidal fuel is still in an experimental stage, and until further experience is obtained it is not practicable to indicate what degree of success will ultimately be achieved or what are likely to be the proportions of coal and oil in the fuel which might be adopted for particular purposes. Consequently I am unable to give the estimate for which my hon. Friend asks.