HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 cc1284-5W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether any statistics are available to show the amount of alcohol used in this country for the purpose of motor fuel; and, if so, what was the amount used during the latest quarterly period for which figures are available?


Statistics of the quantities of alcohol used for the purpose of generating mechanical power are shown in Table 29 in the Annual Report of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, in which both the quantities of spirits received for the manufacture of power methylated spirits and the quantities of power methylated spirits issued are shown. The quantity of power methylated spirits issued during the three months ended 31st December, 1933, was 73,677 bulk gallons.