§ 38. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air from what countries it is possible to obtain, in large quantities, lubricating oil of the type used by the Royal Air Force, and from which of these countries it was obtained in 1933?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are at present the main sources of world supply of lubricating oil of the type required by the Royal Air Force. The supplies obtained in 1933 were blended from components derived from these two countries.
§ Captain Sir WILLIAM BRASS
Is it not a fact that the Air Ministry are encouraging the coal industry in this country to produce lubricating oil for the Royal Air Force?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
As my hon. and gallant Friend knows, it is only a special kind of oil which possesses the necessary lubricating properties for high-efficiency aircraft engines.