§ 24. Captain STRICKLAND
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can give any estimate of the quantity of home-produced hydrocarbon oils suitable for propulsion use on road vehicles during the next 12 months from 8th August, 1935, and state how that estimate compares with such production during the past year?
It is estimated that about 60 million gallons of refined hydrocarbon oils suitable for propulsion use on road vehicles will have been produced in this country from indigenous materials during the year ending 8th August, 1935. Practically all of this will be motor spirit. It is difficult at present to give an estimate for the year ended 8th August, 1936, but the quantity is likely to be much higher than that for the present year, possibly to the extent of 50 per cent.