HC Deb 01 February 1938 vol 331 c7
16. Sir Percy Harris

asked the Secretary for Mines the retail price of a hundredweight of coal sold in small quantities in working-class districts of London at the latest available date; and whether he is satisfied that the prices are reason able?

Captain Crookshank

I am informed that coal in 14 lb. bags is now sold at about 6½d. per bag. I have no information on which to form an opinion whether this trade, which is not to any extent in the hands of coal merchants, is carried on at reasonable prices.

Sir P. Harris

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman satisfied that this price is reasonable, as compared with the prices charged for larger quantities in other parts of London?

Captain Crookshank

I have just told the hon. Baronet the reply to that question.

Mr. G. Griffiths

Does the hon. and gallant Gentleman know that the average price in Yorkshire last month was 14s. 5½d. per ton at the pit head?

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