Fuel Oil.

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

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Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I am aware that the use of oil is increasing, but I think it is only a small factor among the causes of unemployment in the coalfields. The development of supplies of oil from home sources by the carbonisation of coal is a subject that is now occupying the close attention of the Fuel Research Board, and, in fact, was largely responsible for its institution in 1917. I would refer the hon. Member to the Report of the Board for the years 1920–21, the second section of which is devoted to the question of low temperature carbonisation.