Page 3, 7th July 1944

7th July 1944
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Page 3, 7th July 1944 — COAL SUPPLIES

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1St MAY to 31st OCTOBER To ensure adequate supplies next winter, economies in the use of all forms of fuel must be made this summer. Remember gas and electricity are made from coal. Domestic consumers must use less gas and electricity as well as less coal and less coke this summer to provide warmth next winter.

Factories have had compulsory cuts of 25% in gas and zo% in electricity supplies. It is essential that domestic consumers should make cuts too. Support our fighting services by saving coal.

FUEL SUPPLIES for ENGLAND & WALES In order to give everyone a fair chance of building up reserve stocks during the summer, the Minister of Fuel and Power has decided that the quantities of coal which may be purchased until October 31st should be as follows: In England and Wales during the six months May to October 1944, inclusive, the maximum amount of house and kitchen coal, including coalite, which may be supplied to any controlled premises will be 30 cwt. in the South of England and 2 tons in the North of England. Stocks at controlled premises, including any delivery made, must not be raised above 30 cwt. in the South and a tons in the North.

During the same period of six months, the maximum amount of coke, small anthracite, small welsh dry steam coal and manufactured fuels (other than coalite) which maybe acquired is 3 tons, and stocks of fuel in this group must not be raised above 3 tons.

Maximum quantities are not rations, and merchants may not have enough coal to give everybody the maximum quantity.

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