§ 1. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give the average cost of coal at the pit mouth for the year 1919, showing the amount attributable to labour, materials, and other costs, and owners' profits and royalties, comparing these costs with the year 1913, as given in evidence before the Coal Commission?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. Bridgeman)
I regret that sufficient material is not yet available to enable me to answer this question. However, it is anticipated that by the end of this month a sufficient 1770 number of returns for the December quarter will have been received by the Coal Mines Department from colliery owners to enable provisional figures for the year 1919 to be furnished.