HC Deb 03 December 1951 vol 494 cc2003-4
27. Lieut.-Colonel Marcus Lipton

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how the present stocks of coal in this country compare with stocks held on the same dates in 1949 and 1950.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

As the answer is a table of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

As there are only three figures involved in the answer to this Question, will the Minister say why he cannot give an answer now?

Mr. Lloyd

I am afraid there are many more than three figures in the table I am proposing to circulate.

Following is the table:

Thousand Ton
1951 November (estimated) 1950 November 1949 November
All industry 5,189 4,137 4,385
Gas 3,233 3,109 2,852
Electricity 5,261 3,988 4,476
Coke ovens 950 765 811
Merchants' house coal 1,216 1,939 2,346
Other consumers 1,301 1,081 1,448
TOTAL 17,150 15,019 16,318

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