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Fuel and Power Committee, 1947-1964



  • 1947-1964

Biographical / Historical

The Ministry of Fuel and Power was formed in 1942, taking over responsibility for coal production, allocation of fuel supplies, control of energy prices, petrol rationing, and electricity. From January 1957 it was known as the Ministry of Power, and became part of the Ministry of Technology from October 1969 and the Department of Trade and Industry from October 1970. In January 1974, responsibility for energy production was transferred to the new Department of Energy. This Department was merged back into the Department of Trade and Industry in 1992.

Related Materials

For further minutes and papers see:
  1. Papers 1947: CRD 2/1/10-11
  2. Papers 1948: CRD 2/1/12
  3. Papers 1949: CRD 2/1/13-14
  4. Papers 1950-1951: CRD 2/1/15
  5. Minutes 1950-1957: CRD 2/1/16
  6. Notes and correspondence 1954-1964: CRD 2/1/18
For minutes of the Energy Committee, 1985-1990, see above, Energy Committee [CRD/P/7]

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