Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if it is proposed to take any steps with regard to the extension of the use of oil as fuel for the Navy; and whether he could state what information is available to show how oil compares with coal as regards cost and other considerations determining the relative efficiency of the two forms of fuel?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
I cannot add anything to the statement made by the First Lord of the Admiralty in introducing the Navy Estimates. The importance of this subject is recognised, and continual study and developments are in progress.
Mr. FRED HALL
Has the right hon. Gentleman taken into consideration the great success that is already claimed for the "Zelania"?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Perhaps the hon. Member will refresh his memory on the statement made by the First Lord. I will send it to him.