§ 7. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how the use in the Royal Navy of oil produced from coal during 1933 compares with previous years; whether there has been any noticeable change in the proportion of oil from coal used as compared with June last; and what contracts for the supply of oil from coal have been entered into for the year 1934?
The quantity of oil produced from coal contracted for by the Admiralty for delivery in 1933 was 3,025 tons. The amount actually received during that year was about 1091 2,000 tons, and of this quantity only 330 tons has been used for trial purposes in the Fleet, compared with trifling amounts in previous years. The question of a further contract for supplies during 1934 is under consideration.