§ Mr. Thorne
asked the, Minister of Fuel and Power if he can state the amount of oil that is now being produced in the United Kingdom; and in what part of the United Kingdom the largest amount of oil is being produced.
I assume that my hon. Friend refers to natural petroleum. This is being produced in Great Britain at the rate of about 100,000 tons per annum. It is not at present desirable that the information asked for in the second part of the Question should be published.