HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 c994
6. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can make a statement indicating what progress has been made in the development of producer-gas-driven vehicles?

Mr. Lloyd

Since my statement on 8th November last, an announcement has been made that the design of conversion equipment evolved by the committee on the emergency conversion of motor vehicles to producer gas may be obtained from the Fuel Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research by firms able and willing to undertake its manufacture. An announcement will also be made shortly by the Mining Association on behalf of the coal and carbonisation industries regarding fuel for gas-producers.

Mr. Griffiths

Have any applications been received so far?

Mr. Lloyd

Yes, Sir.