HC Deb 13 March 1912 vol 35 cc1239-40W

asked the President of the Board of Trade, what proportion of the coal output of the German Empire is now that of nationalised mines or of mines in which any of the German States have a share interest?


The total output of ordinary coal in Germany in 1910 was 152,828,000 tons, and of this the State-owned mines contributed 20,834,000 tons, or about 13.6 per cent. The lignite mines had an output of 69,547,000 tons, but the quantity produced by State mines cannot be stated. No information can be given as to the mines in which the German States have a share interest only.