§ 31. Mr. WOMERSLEY
asked the Secretary for Mines if the restrictions on the export of coal from the Humber ports will now be removed; and, if not, will he state the reasons why this cannot be done?
§ 33. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can make any further statement with regard to the export of coal and coke?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)
There is now no greater restriction on the export of coal from the Humber than elsewhere: at all ports it is allowed under permit whenever it is impossible to find a market for the coal 1880 in this country. I am, however, anxious to free the export trade altogether at the earliest possible moment, and think that the time has now come when this can be done without undue risk to home supplies, except in the case of anthracite and coke. I have, therefore, decided that, as from midnight to-morrow, permits need no longer he required for the export of any coal other than anthracite.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Can my right hon. Friend say when the limitations will be withdrawn from anthracite and coke?