Fuel Oil.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1922.

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Mr. MALONE:

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asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to the increasing replacement of coal by oil in many spheres of industry and commerce, and the consequent permanent increase in unemployment in the coal industry; and whether his Department has made any researches into the desirability of setting up retorts in those coalfields where profits are declining and unemployment increasing, with a view to producing oil by destructive distillation?