HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 cc76-7W
Mr. Dunn

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has considered the question of the extraction of oil from coal; is he aware that successful processes are now in operation by our allies; and will he say when he will be prepared to institute similar processes in this country?

Mr. Lloyd

Yes, Sir. As regards the second part of the question I am in touch with the work which is being done elsewhere and the whole subject is under constant study in my Department.