HC Deb 02 April 1919 vol 114 cc1233-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantity of coal has been exported from this country since the coal-rationing system was introduced; to which countries it has been consigned and the amount so consigned to each country?


As the answer involves a long list of figures, I propose, with the hon. Gentleman's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following is the answer circulated:

It is presumed that by the "coal-rationing system," the hon. Member means the Household Fuel and Lighting Order of 1st July, 1918. The total quantity of coal exported from this country under licence from that date to the end of February, 1919, was as follows:

British Possessions 1,728,027
France and French Possessions 11,296,369
Italy 2,264,492
Portugal and Portuguese Possessions 157,768
South America 287,353
Sweden 671,096
Norway 746,600
Denmark 697,610
Holland 79,328
Spain 313,074
Other Destinations 214,692
Total 18,456,409