HC Deb 05 March 1923 vol 161 cc19-20

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can give the productive capacity of metallurgical coke in this country in the years 1913, 1920 and 1922, and in the same years the amount consumed in blast furnaces in this country?

Viscount WOLMER

I have been asked to reply. I regret that I am unable to furnish particulars of the productive capacity of this country in metallurgical coke. The number of coke ovens in use and the quantity of metallurgical coke made in the years specified were as follow:

Ovens, Tons of coke.
1913 21,006 12,798,996
1920 15,400 12,611,435
1922 10,500 9,400,000

The figures for 1922 are estimated.

The amount of coke consumed in blast furnaces in this country was about 11,750,000 tons in 1913, and 10,000,000 tons in 1920, and between 5,750,000 and 6,000,000 tons in 1922.