HC Deb 09 November 1937 vol 328 cc1559-60
6. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the fact that much research and experimental work has been carried out, it is the intention of the Government at an early date to introduce schemes for the home production of oil by erecting hydrogenation plants in the special areas, so as to hasten the development of this industry with a view to finding work for miners and other classes of labour?

Captain Wallace

My hon. and gallant Friend regrets that he cannot make any statement on this subject until the Falmouth Committee have reported and the Government have had an opporunity of considering the report.

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