HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c114W
Mr. Ewart

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.

Mr. Gaitskell

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.