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Fuel Prices to Rise Again ?

11th January 1957
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rAA FURTHER substantial increase in the prices of fuel is expected to be made soon by the oil companies. The rise is considered inevitable because of several factors.

One is that distribution costs are still as high as they were before rationing. and the cost per gallon is eonsequentls greater. If there were a further cut in petrol supplies, the retailers would ask the Ministry of Fuel and Power for an increase in their profit margin.

The trade was granted a higher profti of 14d. a gallon arisen rationing began, and at that time it was negotiating with the oil companies for a bigger profit margin, a factor which was not affected.

The allowance for increased costs of ocean transport which was made when the price of fuel was raised last month is understood to have been inadequate American oil is also costing more.


A CONSIGNMENT of 11-cwt. lathes,

made by Willson Lathes,. Ltd., Ovenden, Halifax, has been delivered direct to La Machine-Outil Suedoise, Brussels, by Messrs. Jean Germay, Li4e firm of hauliers, Mr. J. Germay, with his son acting as mate, drove his International lorry to Ostend, took the ferry to Dover and then went to Ovenden, where he was loaded with the lathes for the return journey.

Delivery arrangements were made by the purchasers. Belgian hauliers may again be employed if the arrangement is more efficient than using British services.


BECAUSE of a decline in demand for EP one of their major customer's products, the Clayton Dewandrc Co., Ltd., Lincoln, have had to make a severe cut in their manufacturing programme, the impact of which mainly affects their Boultham works. Arrangements have been made, in agreement with tradeunion officials, whereby it is hoped to avert the need for dismissals Or shorttime working.

All overtime, other than in the case of acute emergency, has been stopped, and sections of the labour force will be re-deployed.


E"ORTS of Leyland Motors, Ltd., in 1956, the company's diamond jubilee year, were more than 14 per cent, higher than in 1955, the previous record year for exports. Home operators of Leyland vehicles also benefited from increased output.

MINISTER AT DINNER 'THE Minister of Transport will attend 1 the annual dinner-dance of the Metropolitan and South Eastern Area of the Road Haulage Association to be held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, W.I, on March 11.

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