HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 c9W
83. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Supply when adequate facilities for the type testing of lubricating oils and hydraulic system fluids for vehicles and aircraft will be available in this country so that no British oils for Government tenders will require to have been previously approved by an analyst of the United States Government.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

We have planned to equip a Ministry of Supply test house, but, owing to the difficulties of obtaining the necessary equipment, I am not optimistic that it will be ready under two years. With the considerable facilities already existing in industry, this should make the United Kingdom almost, if not quite, self-sufficient.

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