HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 215 cc973-4

asked the Secretary for Mines whether the inquiries of his Department into the question of the coal export trade have been completed; and whether he is now in a position to Make a Report to the House?

Commodore KING

I am continuously keeping in the closest possible touch with the position of the coal export trade, but am not conducting any special inquiries, nor have I any unpublished information which could be usefully reported to the House.


Has the hon. and gallant Gentleman noticed any increase in the export of coal, either in 1927 or 1928, as compared with 1925?

Commodore KING

I shall want notice of that question.