§ Mr. Braine
asked the Postmaster-General how many applications for telephones were outstanding in the Billericay, Rayleigh, Benfleet and Canvey Island urban districts on 1st January, 1949, and 1st January. 1950; how many installations were made during 1949: and how many applications still outstanding were first made more than 12 months ago.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
The particulars are as follows:
turned from a visit to the U.S.A., where he had discussions on this, among other subjects. The production of oil from coal, by carbonisation and by synthesis, has been studied in this country for a considerable period by the Fuel Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and by industry. The results of the Department's work have been published. The work at the Fuel Research Station on synthesis is at present being enlarged.