Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Turf as Railway Fuel.

Major de Valera

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state what progress has been made to date in the matter of using turf or turf products as fuel for railway locomotives.

I am informed by Córas Iompair Éireann that the experimental work on locomotives to burn turf is being pressed ahead. There are a number of difficulties still to be overcome and the position has not yet been reached when a statement can be made on the matter.