§ 31. Major GLYN
asked what is the present weekly output of coal of the various coalfields in the United Kingdom at the present date in comparison with the weekly output of last June; what are the approximate figures of the weekly consumption of coal for the same period in the country; and what are the approximate figures of coal exported from British ports also for those periods?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The last week for which particulars of output are available is that ended 26th July,1919, during which the estimated output of coal in Great Britain was 2,537,954 tons, the figure for the corresponding week in June being 4,806,933 tons. Apart from the effect of the reduction in miners' hours which took place on the 16th July the output during the week ended the 26th July was 869 abnormally reduced through strikes and holidays. In reply to the second part of the question, no records are available of the weekly consumption of coal. As regards exports, the figures are only compiled monthly and the full effect of the reduction in output in July will only be reflected in the August figures.