§ Mr. JESSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps, if any, are now being taken to discover new sources of oil fuel and oil shales in this country; and whether the Government have yet arrived at a definite policy with regard to any oil fuels that may be discovered in this country?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
In addition to 11 Government borings in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Scotland, three licences have been granted to companies or persons wishing to bore for petroleum. A company is now engaged in developing the oil shale deposits of Norfolk. With regard to the second part of the question, the matter is still under consideration.