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Gas Undertakings (Oil Subsidy)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has made any decision regarding the subsidy paid by the Government to the gas industry for the use of oil in the making of gas.

Yes. The subsidy will be terminated on 31st October, which is the end of the current six monthly period. I have made an Order (Statutory Rules and Orders 1947 No. 2242) which authorises undertakings to recover from consumers such increases in the charges as they may have to make as a result of the cessation of the subsidy.