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Oil From Coal

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour (1), in view of the urgent need of motor spirit and diesel oil, whether he will grant improved labour facilities for the production of the same from coal to those who are prepared to do so at their own expense;(2) whether he will consider the question of securing the return to the Wellbeck oil-from-coal plant of the three key men necessary to restart the production of oil from coal?

I am in communication with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Fuel and Power on this subject and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.