§ 93. Mr. JAMES MASON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state what were the total exports of steam coal from this country to neutral countries in Europe in the months of January, February, and March, this year?
The total exports of steam coal to neutral countries in Europe were: in January, 1,129,000 tons; in February, 1,287,000 tons; and in March, 1,559,000 tons.
I cannot make any statement at the present time, but it is a question of more than industrial importance that we should not cut short the supply of coal.