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Jet Engines (Fuel)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Supply why experiments are being conducted for the adaptation of jet aircraft engines for the use of petrol instead of vaporising oil.

These experiments are being made so that our jet aircraft shall not be dependent upon one particular type of fuel.

Is that indicative of the growing shortage of kerosene, which farmers are compelled to use because of the tax on petrol?

Not necessarily. It is obviously desirable to see whether any other fuels can be effectively used.