HC Deb 05 May 1954 vol 527 cc351-2
21. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the purpose of his Department in asking tenderers for used lubricating oil to state whether it is the tenderer's intention to re-refine the used oil for which he is tendering.

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Mr. George Ward)

Because, other things being equal, we give preference to re-refiners.

Mr. Langford-Holt

In view of the fact that much of this oil is not being used by my hon. Friend's Department, will he ascertain the ultimate destination of the oil and whether, from a national point of view, it should not be re-refined rather than wasted?

Mr. Ward

I told my hon. Friend last week that all the oil we had sold this year was to be re-refined.

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