§ 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?
§ 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?