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National Gas Council

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of Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1 (1926)

1916 The National Gas Council was established[1]

1916 A National Gas Council had been established, 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]

Together with the British Gas Federation, was said to have a membership representing 90 percent of gas sales.

1934 Plan to expand the research department[3]

1937 Sir David Milne-Watson was president of the National Gas Council[4]

1937 A new industry headquarters was opened at Gas Industry House, Grosvenor Place, London; it housed the Institution of Gas Engineers, the British Commercial Gas Association, the National Gas Council, the Women's Gas Council, the British Gas Federation and other organisations[5]

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[6]

1946 The British Gas Council was founded incorporating the National Gas Council and the British Commercial Gas Association; it worked to oppose nationalisation of the gas industry[7]


See Also

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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, May 10, 1934
  4. Glasgow Herald 1937
  5. The Times, Feb 20, 1937
  6. The Times Nov 03, 1943
  7. The Times, Sep 06, 1946