HC Deb 19 November 1912 vol 44 cc113-4W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, having regard to the importance of securing an ample supply of motor spirit and oil fuel in time of war, His Majesty's Government have considered the matter in the light of recent discoveries; and whether it is proposed to take any steps to encourage the production of the same in the United Kingdom?


Yes, Sir, the interest taken by the Admiralty in the subject of oil fuel led me some time ago to advise the appointment of a Royal Commission to report thereon. That Commission is advanced in its sittings, and will no doubt pay attention to such points as those referred to in the lion. Member's question.