Mr. De la Bère:
asked the Secretary for Petroleum whether, in view of the fact that there is attaching to waste motor oil from crank-case drainings, etc., a certain fuel value and the possibility of its utilisation in several directions, he will take steps to form a comprehensive organisation to deal with this waste product throughout the country?
Yes, Sir. Much is already being done in re-refining used lubricating oil, and the Petroleum Board are organising a scheme for the more complete collection of waste oil by areas. It would not, however, be an economic use of transport, petrol and man-power to convey small quantities of waste oil considerable distances. In such cases it should be sold locally as a fuel.