75. Mr. RICHARDSON
asked the Secretary for Mines what was the total output of the mines in the County of Durham: the total amount received for 2265 the sale of the coal produced; and the amount of profit per ton raised, together with the amounts paid for wages to the workmen, for royalties and wayleaves, and for directors' fees for the year 1924?
§ Major Sir HARRY BARNSTON (for Colonel LANE-FOX)
As the reply involves a statistical statement, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ The information is as follows:
|—||Total Amount (estimated).||Amount per ton of Saleable Coal raised.|
|Output of Saleable Coal.||36,675,000||—|
|Costs of Production:||£||s.||d.|
|Royalties and Way-leaves (including the rental value of freehold minerals where worked by the proprietor).||918,000||6|
|Proceeds from Sale of Coal.||33,918,000||18||6|
|Separate lnformation is not available with regard to Directors' fees; the amount is included with "Other Costs."|
|* These figures represent profits before deduction of such items as loan interest and taxation.|