§ 26. Mr. LOUGHER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has returns showing the actual quantity of iron and steel and manufactures thereof produced in the South Wales district and in the United Kingdom as a whole each month from August, 1925, until January, 1926, compared with the figures of the corresponding months of the previous year, and the decline in the price of coal since August of last year?
The answer contains a long table of figures. Accordingly, subject to my hon. Friend's concurrence, I will have it circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ According to statistics published by the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers the production of iron and steel in the United Kingdom and in the South Wales district in each month from August, 1925, to January, 1926, compared with figures of the corresponding months of the previous year was as follows:267
§ Particulars of the production of manufactures of iron and steel in South Wales are not available. As regards the price of coal, I would refer my hon. Friend to the written answer I am giving to-day to another question he has addressed to me.