§ 9. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines if the stocks of coal in the various parts of Great Britain on 1st October, 1931, exceed the stocks of 1st October, 1930; and will he say what is the average of stocks for the last five years?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
I am informed that the stocks of coal at mines in Great Britain on the 1st October, 1931, amounted to 8,050,000 tons, as compared with 6,187,000 tons on 1st October, 1930. The average amount of stocks at this date during the years 1927 to 1930 was 5,071,000 tons.