HC Deb 18 February 1924 vol 169 c1336W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the lack of control in prices and supply of petrol, he will at once begin the manufacture of industrial alcohol at Gretna Works?


The answer is in the negative. The Board of Trade are not in a position to undertake work of this kind, but, as my hon. Friend was informed on 12th February, the Government is taking a leading part in the research which is taking place on this subject.