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British Gas Council

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British Gas Council of Gas Industry House, 1 Grosvenor Place, London.

1916 The National Gas Council was established[1], made up of representatives of all the governing bodies of organisations in the gas industry, to deal with matters that concerned the whole of the gas industry.[2]

1943 The gas industry proposed the formation of the British Gas Association, a merger of the National Gas Council and the British Commercial Gas Association[3]

1946 The British Gas Council was founded incorporating the National Gas Council and the British Commercial Gas Association it worked to oppose nationalisation[4]

1946 Formed as company limited by guarantee; represented members who distributed 95 percent of the gas in the UK[5]

1949 After the nationalisation of the gas industry, a new Gas Council was established at the same address with the same chairman[6] which replaced the industry-funded British Gas Council[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Political Economy of Nationalisation in Britain, 1920-1950, By Robert Millward, John Singleton
  2. The Times, Nov 01, 1916
  3. The Times Nov 03, 1943
  4. The Times, Sep 06, 1946
  5. The Times, Nov 19, 1946
  6. The Times, Apr 14, 1948
  7. The Times, Apr 30, 1949