Mr. R. Morģan
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he can make any statement as to State encouragement of petroleum refining on a major scale in this country, especially in the direction of collaboration between chemical and oil-refining interests.
Major Lloyd Georģe
The scale of petroleum refining in this country is at present determined by war exigencies, but I am well aware of the issue raised by my hon. Friend, and the whole subject is being carefully studied in my Ministry.