§ 2. Mr. GROVES(for Mr. HARDIE)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the price of coke per ton made in India and what is its volatile content; and whether any of this coke is sent from India and, if so, to what countries?
§ Earl WINTERTON
Prices of coke vary greatly according to quality and locality. Prices at Maria, an important centre of production, were recently reported as varying from Rs. 5½ per ton for second-class soft coke to RS. 22 for the best hard coke. The volatile content varies greatly, and the information avail- 561 able does not enable any useful statement to be made about it. The average amount exported annually during the three years ending 31st March, 1923, was 1,244 tons, which practically all went to Ceylon, the Straits Settlements, Mesopotamia, Persia and Java.