• Short Summary

    The British Government declared a state of emergency in London on Tuesday and immediately took steps to head off a possible power crisis.

  • Description

    The British Government declared a state of emergency in London on Tuesday and immediately took steps to head off a possible power crisis. The situation has been caused by overtime bans by Britain's coal miners and electricity generating engineers, combined with oil shortages resulting form cutbacks in Arab oil production.

    The cabinet of Prime Minister Edward Heath took the decision on Tuesday (November 13) morning. Immediately the Government clamped down on electrical display advertising sand flood-lighting and instructed commercial firms to cut down on heating. Government departments and State-owned industries will cut down on fuel consumption by 10 per cent from midnight.

    The gloom over Britain depended with news of a record 129 million sterling (670 million dollars) deficit in the October trade figures.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BN0GUJM8WLOYVXZK95MHI3TM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BN0GUJM8WLOYVXZK95MHI3TM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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