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Fuel Efficiency

Volume 524: debated on Saturday 8 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps he is taking to amplify the industrial fuel efficiency loans scheme; and whether he will make a statement.

Loans can now be considered for proposals which relate to non-industrial as well as to industrial schemes, provided that they are calculated to save substantial amounts of fuel and are not primarily required for replacement of equipment necessitated by wear and tear.


asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will publish in convenient form the outcome and results of the industrial fuel efficiency loans scheme for the period since inauguration in May, 1952, to 28th February, 1954, to show over 22 months of operation the efficacy or otherwise, of the arrangements.

Yes. But it will be some time before the results of these schemes will be known.


asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has now completed his survey of industrial steam usage with a view to promoting further employment of back pressure turbines in all suitable cases, and in view of the significant coal economies that may thus be achieved; and when, and in what form, he proposes to publish the results of the survey.

The survey is now nearly completed and the results will be published in a few months time in the Ministry's Statistical Digest.