HC Deb 29 November 1920 vol 135 cc959-60W
Lieut.-Colonel BELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that many countries have adopted formula; to enable distillers to denature power alcohol and mixed alcohol fuels without adding materially to their cost, he can state when he expects to get the Treasury's and his own Department's approval of similar commercial denaturing formulæ for the United Kingdom: and when he will issue the same?


The question of a suitable denaturant to be used in this country for power methylated spirits is under consideration. In coming to a decision regard will be had to the desirability of not adding materially to the cost as well as the necessity of providing adequate revenue safeguards. I am not yet in a position to say when an announcement on the subject can be made.

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