1939: Warmth rationed


Cuckfield Rural District Council, Burgess Hill Urban District Council

Fuel and Lighting Order, 1939


In pursuance of paragraph 5a of the Fuel and Lighting Order, 1939, the Secretary for Mines hereby directs us follows:


1 The quantity of coal (including fuel for domestic boilers) which may he acquired or supplied for consumption in any controlled premises (not being premises to which Article 4 of the Fuel and Lighting Order, 1939, applies and to the occupier whereof a certificate as mentioned in paragraph (2) of that Article has been issued) not used mainly for appropriated wholly or industrial purposes, situate in the South Eastern Region during the continuance in force of this Direction shall not exceed 1 ton in any month commencing on the 4th day of July, 1941: so, however, that if the occupier of any such controlled premises has in stock on the first day of any such month for consumption in those controlled premises:


(a) a quantity of coal (excluding fuel for domestic boilers) exceeding 2 tons, no coal other than fuel for domestic boilers (but save as hereafter appears) may be acquired or supplied as aforesaid in that mouth


(b) a quantity of fuel for domestic boilers exceeding 1 ton. no fuel for domestic boilers may be acquired or supplied as aforesaid in that month.


2 In this Direction this expression ‘month' means the period beginning on the first and ending on the last day of any month.


Dated this third day of July. 1941. W Craner Bostock, Divisional Coal Officer For the Secretary for Mines and authorized by him in that behalf.


8 July 1941 Mid Sussex Times


Photo Wikimedia public domain image: The coalman goeth by M J Richardson, taken near to Old Philpstoun, West Lothian. From geograph.org.uk

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.



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