HC Deb 05 March 1951 vol 485 c11W
86. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what was the British inland consumption of oil in 1938 and in 1950 for industrial purposes; and the amount consumed in each of these years on industrial traction.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The consumption of refined petroleum products in Great Britain for industrial purposes other than traction is estimated to have been 2½ million tons in 1938 and 5½ million tons in 1950; the amount consumed for industrial traction (including agricultural traction) was approximately 2 million tons In 1938 and 3½ million tons in 1950.