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Scientific Advisory Council to the Minister of Fuel and Power

Nature volume 162, page 57 (10 July 1948) | Download Citation



THE Minister of Fuel and Power has appointed the following to be members of the Scientific Advisory Council which will advise him on the scientific aspect of his statutory duties : Sir Alfred Egerton (chairman), Eng. Vice-Admiral Sir Harold Brown, Dr. H. Roxbee Cox, Sir Charles Ellis, Prof. F. H. Garner, Sir Charles Goodeve, Dr. E. S. Grumell, Mr. J. Hacking, Dr. H. Hollings, Prof. D. M. Newitt, Sir Harry Ricardo and Prof. S. Zuckerman. The terms of reference of the Council will be : (1) to advise the Minister of Fuel and Power on the scientific aspect of problems which he may remit to them in connexion with his statutory duty of securing the effective and co-ordinated development of coal, petroleum and other sources of fuel and power in Great Britain, and of promoting economy and efficiency in the supply, distribution, use and consumption of fuel and power, whether produced in Great Britain or not ; (2) to advise the Minister of new scientific knowledge or developments which in the opinion of the Council should be taken into account in the performance of his statutory duties ; (3) to keep the whole field of fuel and power under continuous review with the object of identifying problems needing scientific investigation and advising the Minister of those problems.

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