§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he is aware that not less than 38,000 gallons of aviation spirit is used daily on aero-engine tests; and to what extent steps have been taken by his Department to convert this 533W into electrical energy, thereby avoiding the complete waste of valuable fuel?
§ Colonel Llewellin
While I do not accept the consumption figure set out in the Question, it is a fact that large quantities of fuel are used in testing aero engines. Experimental plants have already been laid down for the purpose my hon. Friend has in mind.