§ SIR LEES KNOWLES (Salford, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state the amount of steam coal exported from Great Britain to Russia and Japan, respectively, during last year and in each of the months of this year.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The quantity of steam coal exported to Russia during 1903 was 2,045,480 tons, and to Japan 118,921 tons. During the month of January, 1904, 30,848 tons were exported to Russia, and 21,532 tons to Japan, and during February, 1904, 14,032 tons to Russia, and 39,027 tons to Japan.