HC Deb 23 November 1926 vol 200 cc203-4
22. Captain WALTER SHAW

asked the Secretary for Mines if the Government will undertake to continue the prohibition of the export of coal for domestic use until such time as the home consumers are no longer limited as to the quantity that they may purchase, and until such time as the cost to the home consumer is brought down to a reasonable figure?

Colonel LANE FOX

The Government will certainly bear in mind the considerations mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend, and I agree that inland requirements must be met before exports can be permitted.

Captain SHAW

May I ask whether the Minister is aware that public opinion holds that people are being charged considerably more than is justified by the circumstances of the case?


That is a matter for argument.