HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 c111W
110. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made, and what action taken, in the utilisation of United Kingdom sulphur resources.

Mr. Rhodes

United Kingdom sulphur resources such as anhydrite and public gas supplies are already used. A start is about to be made on projects which, in due course, will treble production of sulphuric acid from anhydrite and both the coal and steel industries are studying projects for the further recovery of sulphur from coke oven gases. Equipment is also to be installed to recover sulphur from the refinery gases at the oil refinery plants which are being constructed in this country.