§ Sir R. COOPER
asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of sulphuric acid that was consumed in the United Kingdom in 1913 and 1918, distinguishing between ordinary commercial acid and fuming acid?800W
§ Sir A. GEDDES
In 1918 the quantity of sulphuric acid consumed in the United Kingdom was, according to information placed at my disposal by the Ministry of Munitions, about 1,290,000 tons (100 per cent. acid), including about 310,000 tons of fuming acid. The corresponding quantity for 1913 so far as can be estimated, was 1,000,000 tons, the fuming acid included being about 25,000 tons. In both cases the figures refer to acid freshly manufactured in the year.