HC Deb 17 December 1935 vol 307 cc1518-9
1. Mr. MUFF

asked the Secretary for Mines what complaints he has receiveo from shipping companies or coal exporters at Hull on the question of shortage of coal supplies; whether he is aware that ships are leaving Hull in order to get supplies of bunker coal at continental ports; and whether he has inquired into the circumstances and, if so, with what results?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Captain Crookshank)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 12th December to the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith). I would add that I am informed that a public statement with regard to the position at the Humber ports will be made immediately by the chairman of the Midland Executive Board of Colliery Owners.

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