§ 22. Mr. R. J. TAYLOR
asked the Secretary for Mines what increase in the selling price of coal there has been in the first six months of this year over the corresponding six months of last year in Northumberland; and what proportion of the increase has gone to wages?
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
Particulars for June, 1936, are not yet available, but. during the first five months of 1936 the proceeds per ton of coal disposable commercially in Northumberland were 12s. 7¾d. compared with 11s. 5½d. in the corresponding period of 1935. The wages costs per ton were 7s. 5¾d. and 7s. respectively during those periods.