7. Mr. WALLACE
asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the benefits which would accrue to the coal-mining industry from the successful operation in this country of the hydrogenation process, he can give any indication of the Government's policy in regard to this matter?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
This matter continues to receive the unremitting attention of the Government, but it is not yet possible to make any further statement on the subject.
Will the hon. Member be able to make any statement on this matter in the Debate next Thursday?
§ bonised, and the output of products at these plants, with corresponding figures for the two previous years.
Can the hon. Member say what has been the output as a result of this particular process?
May I ask whether the Government have made any proposals or are thinking of making any proposals, for giving financial assistance to the development of the industry in this way?
§ Following is the statement:
§ tinued delay, both with regard to the export section and the internal section?
§ Mr. TOM SMITH
Can the hon. Member give any indication when he will be in a position to say something definite about this matter?
§ Mr. MARTIN
Can the Secretary for Mines say how far the hydrogenation process is going to supply oil instead of imported oil, and how far the Mines Department, having destroyed the market for oil, will be able to supply it?