72. Colonel Clarke
asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantity of pit props were imported during 1947, 1948 and 1949; and what quantity it is expected will be imported during the current year.
§ Mr. Bottomley
The figures for 1947, 1948 and 1949 were about 644,000, 544,000 and 559,000 piled cubic fathoms respectively. It is not the practice to 255 forecast future imports; those for the first five months of 1950 were 107.000 piled cubic fathoms.