§ 57. Sir W. Davison
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether the attention of the Falmouth Committee has been drawn to a process for the extraction of oil from coal known as the Freeman process, which it is claimed can produce oil on an economic basis; and what has been the result of the committee's inquiries as to the process in question?
§ Captain Margesson
My right hon. Friend regrets that until a decision has been reached as to the publication of the report of the Falmouth Committee he is not in a position to make any statement concerning evidence submitted to the committee or concerning views formed by the committee as a result of their inquiries.
§ Sir W. Davison
Will the right hon. and gallant Member be good enough to ask the committee whether they have seen fit to hold any inquiry into the Freeman process referred to in the question?