HC Deb 27 May 1930 vol 239 cc1003-4W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Secretary for Mines what progress has been made in the investigations into the extraction of oil by high and low carbonisation methods?


It is impossible within the limit of an answer to a question to give what the hon. Member asks for. In the annual report of the Fuel Research Board a summary is given each year of the progress made in the production of oil from coal by the various carbonisation processes. I must refer the hon. Member to these and to the other reports published on this subject by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, of which I am sending him a list.