§ Mr. LEONARD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state up to the latest available date the number of local authorities and companies producing gas, together with the amount of their respective productions?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
In the year 1935 there were 718 statutory gas undertakings of which 409 were companies and 309 were local authorities. The companies produced 191,680 million cubic feet of gas and the local authorities produced 107,207 million cubic feet. In addition, some 475 non-statutory firms or companies supplied about 4,000 million cubic feet.