§ Mr. Marten
asked the Minister of Power (1) whether he will give an estimate of the cost of the plant needed for liquefaction, of a ship of 30,000 tons built to incorporate the results of the "Methane Pioneer" trials, and of the plant needed for regasification, respectively, in connection with the use of liquid methane for the production of gas;
(2) whether, as a result of the six voyages of the "Methane Pioneer", he is now able to give an estimate of the cost per therm of heat from this source of fuel; and how this compares with the cost per therm of oil and coal.
§ Mr. George
No. The experiment has not been completed and my right hon. Friend has not yet received an appraisal of it.