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Jet Aircraft (Fuel)

Volume 463: debated on Friday 8 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is satisfied that the supply of kerosene suitable for jet fighter aircraft will be obtained in sufficient quantities under the development plans for oil refining in this country.

The refinery expansion programme in this country is, of course, still in its early stages, but the plants will be capable of producing a full range of petroleum fuels, including kerosene suitable for jet fighter aircraft. British companies' refineries overseas are also capable of providing substantial quantities of aviation turbine fuels and I have no reason to think that supplies will not be available in sufficient quantity to meet the requirements of jet fighter aircraft.