HC Deb 29 April 1968 vol 763 c107W
41. Mr. Eadie

asked the Minister of Technology if he has considered the evidence relating to "More Chemicals From Coal in a Microwave Discharge", details of which have been sent to him; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Fowler

I cannot trace the evidence mentioned by my hon. Friend. He may, however, be referring to the work at the United States Bureau of Mines' Pittsburgh Coal Research Centre reported inChemical & Engineering News earlier this year. This research seems to be at too early a stage for it to be feasible to assess its economic possibilities.