Price Stabilisation (Coal Price Increase).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 7th July 1942.

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If it is examined by the industries in question—the gas and electricity undertakings—and they discover that the increase in the price of coal leads to increased costs, as no doubt it will, will they be permitted, without Government control and direction, to increase gas and electricity charges?