§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what research is going on into the use of methanol as an alternative to petrol for motor vehicles; and if he will make a statement about current research work being conducted into fuel additives, and equipment designed to improve miles per gallon.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
I have been asked to reply.
Whilst a good deal has been done by motor and petroleum companies into the use of methanol as an alternative or additive to petrol for motor vehicles, none is being done by this Department. The Department of Industry does keep in touch with such developments here and abroad and also with their commercial applications which are matters also for the companies.