Motor Vehicles (Compressed Gas Fuel).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1938.

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Photo of Mr Walter Higgs Mr Walter Higgs , Birmingham West

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that in Berlin there is one omnibus route covering 2,460 miles daily running entirely on high-pressure gas, and in Hanover coal-gas is being retailed at approximately two-fifths the price of petrol; and, in view of the fact that the Birmingham Corporation has spent £5,000 on successful experimental work, is he prepared to collaborate with them to further the development of compressed gas, which would be of great benefit in the case of national emergency?