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Royal Air Force Establishments

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 3 June 1942

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asked the Secretary of State for Air what steps he has taken to see that proper economies have been, and are being effected, in the consumption of light and fuel in all establishments and formations under his control; and whether he will consider the appointment of a qualified officer to ensure that all such considerations are effectuated as time and opportunity permit?

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the Air Ministry Order setting out the measures that have been taken, in co-operation with the Mines Department, to ensure the strictest economy in heating and lighting at R.A.F. establishments. A further Order, dealing with economy in the use of solid fuel, is about to be issued. The operation of these and other Orders relating to economy in the use of materials is closely watched by the Controller-General of Economy who was specially appointed last year.