HC Deb 21 May 1912 vol 38 c1873W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the price of petrol caused by trusts and combinations of the producers, he will consider whether steps should be taken to enable commercial alcohol to be used as fuel for internal-combustion engines and to alter the duty so that this could be done?


The question of the use of alcohol as a fuel for propelling motor vehicles was considered by the Industrial Alcohol Committee, and I would refer the hon. Member to the recommendations of that Committee, as given in their Report dated 23rd March, 1905 (Cd. 2472), paragraphs 28, etc.