HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 c1357

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the quantity of smokeless steam coal exported from Great Britain to Russia and Japan respectively, during each of the months of this year; and if Russia is placing indirectly orders for such coal for ports yet to be advised.


Smokeless steam coal is not separately distinguished in the Export Returns. The quantities of steam coal exported from the United Kingdom to Russia during each month of this year have been:—In January, 31,000 tons; February, 14,000 tons; March, 28,000 tons; April, 126,000 tons; May, 394,000 tons; June, 405,000 tons; July, 383,000 tons; a total of 1,381,000 tons. The figures as to exports to Japan are—January, 22,000 tons; February, 39,000 tons; March, 6,000 tons; April, 4,000 tons; May and June, nil, July, 16,000 tons—a total of 87,000 tons. In addition about 1,800 tons of anthracite have been exported to Russia during the seven months. I have no information as to the last part of the hon. Member's Question.