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National Fuel and Power Committee

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1926 The Board of Trade announced the appointment of a National Fuel and Power Committee in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry. This Committee is to consider and advise upon questions connected with the economic use of use and their conversion into energy, having regard to national and industrial requirements and in the light of technical developments.

Initial Members

  • Sir Alfred Moritz Mond - Chairman
  • Mr J Baker - Trade Union Representative for Iron and Steel industry.
  • Mr M Brand -Representative of coalowners.
  • Sir John Cadman - Technical adviser to one of the principal oil companies.
  • Sir Arthur Duckham - knowledge of engineering aspects.
  • Sir William Hart - Town Clerk of Sheffield.
  • Mr Frank Hodges - Trade Union Representative for Colliery industry.
  • Professor Frederick Alexander Lindemann - Knowledge of the physical science side.
  • Sir D R Llewellyn - Representative of coalowners.
  • Mr M Mannaberg - Representative for the iron and steel manufacturers.
  • Mr C H Merz - knowledge of engineering aspects.
  • Sir Alexander Walker - Scottish whiskey distiller.
  • Mr D M Watson - Governor of a large gas company.

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