HC Deb 11 May 1939 vol 347 c695W
Mr. G. Nicholson

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the great advantages attaching to the use of producer-gas for agricultural tractors in time of war; and what steps he is taking to encourage its use?

Mr. Ramsbotham

My right hon. Friend is aware that the use of producer-gas as a motive power for agricultural tractors in war-time would economise petrol supplies and I understand that its possibilities are being explored by my hon. Friend the Secretary for Mines.