HC Deb 02 July 1923 vol 166 cc44-5

asked the Secretary for Mines the average cost of coke per ton at ovens in this country, the average price f.o.b. of export coke, and the total amount of coke exported during the first quarter of 1922 and 1923, respectively?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Lieut.-Colonel Lane-Fox)

As the reply to this question involves a statistical statement I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The following statement gives the average price f.o.b. of export coke and

Total amount of coke exported. Total value. Average value per ton (f.o.b.).
1st Quarter, 1922. Tons. £ s. d.
Gas coke 226,068 345,046 30 6
Other sorts 296,289 451,088 30 5
Total coke 522,357 796,134 30 6
1st Quarter, 1923.
Gas coke 294,553 428,941 29 2
Other sorts 489,237 863,654 35 4
Total coke 783,790 1,292,595 33 0

I regret that I have not the necessary information to enable me to give average quarterly figures of the price of coke at ovens.