§ 52. Mr. W. Shepherd
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the present cost per ton of coal produced by the German coal control; and the price which is being obtained from other European countries to which it is being supplied.
§ Mr. J. Hynd
Under present conditions, it is impossible to give a firm figure for the cost per ton of coal produced by the North German Coal Control. The export price of coal is a matter for quadripartite agreement, and has not been finally fixed. In the meantime, provisional f.o.b. prices, averaging approximately nine dollars a ton and varying in accordance with different trades, are being charged.