HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc674-5W
Mr. Grenfell

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is prepared to release the materials necessary for the production on a substantial scale of vehicles propelled by electric batteries, since this would mean a considerable saving in oil imports and shipping?

Mr. Burgin

I shall of course be prepared to give careful and sympathetic consideration to any application for materials for the production of electrically-propelled vehicles. Such an application would require consideration in relation to the requirements of materials for other purposes and the circumstances existing at the time when it was made.