HC Deb 08 September 1942 vol 383 cc11-2
18. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, under what conditions the use of coal-gas is permitted as a propellant of private and commercial vehicles and whether any control is exercised over the price which may be charged for coal-gas used for this purpose?

Major Lloyd George

The use of coal-gas as a propellant for vehicles has been made subject to licence, in order to conserve fuel and materials. The licences, which are issued by Regional Transport Commissioners of the Ministry of War Transport, will only be issued to vehicles engaged on essential work. The price of gas supplied to vehicles should not exceed that charged to ordinary domestic consumers, which is subject to the control imposed by the enactments relating to the particular undertaking concerned; but a charge would no doubt be made for compression, and this is not subject to control.

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