§ Mr. BILLING
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?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
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: 1234W
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