HC Deb 23 July 1929 vol 230 cc1090-1W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that in March of this year the Fuel Research Board made an investigation and tests into the low-temperature carbonisation process carried on by Mr. Charles Turner, at Coalburn, Lanarkshire; when the Report of the Fuel Research Board is likely to be published; and whether, in view of the urgent necessity for the reconstruction of the coal industry in this country, he can do anything to expedite the Report in this case?


It is the case that the tests mentioned were carried out, but it is considered desirable that a second test should be made before publication of the results.