HC Deb 21 June 1927 vol 207 cc1644-5
4. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that a coal strike is now proceeding in the United States and having regard to the help which the American Government gave to the export of coal to this country during the lock-out of last year, he is taking steps to reciprocate the assistance then given by facilitating the export of British coal to that country now?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)

There is no need for any Government action to facilitate the export of coal to America.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the American Government have found any number of facilities to help the American exporters; and can he not do something to help the exporters in this country?

Colonel LANE FOX

I am not aware of that fact.