§ 59. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the importance to-day of extracting all possible results from each ton of coal, he can inform the House whether, apart from the experimental plant at Greenwich, any help is being given to the development of the low-temperature carbonisation process; and whether he is prepared to consider affording all possible encouragement to airy concern which is able to show a reasonable prospect of an oil and smokeless fuel production on a commercial basis?
§ Major Sir HARRY BARNSTON (for Colonel LANE FOX)
I have been asked to reply. As regards what is already being done, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Aberdare on the 8th March. As regards the question whether anything further can usefully be done, this is being considered in connection with the Report of the Royal Commission.