§ Colonel BURDON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give comparative tables showing the retail price at some convenient centre of a representative kind of coal from each coalfield in 1913 and 1918, respectively, and the items of cost which make up the price?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the written reply which I gave to a question put by the right hon. Member for South Molton (Mr. E. Lambert) on the 14th July. The colliery price quoted in that reply relates to coal from the Derbyshire coalfield, and may be taken as typical of prices of standard qualities of coal in most districts, save in the case of South Wales, the Forest of Dean, and South Staffordshire, in which districts the increases of prices since the War exceed by 2s. 6d. per ton the increases in other districts.