HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 cc501-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many tons of coal were carbonised in 1917 and 1918, respectively, in the beehive and patent coke. ovens in the United Kingdom?


No statistics are available in the Coal Mines Department prior to the year 1919 of the number of tons of coal carbonised, but from information obtained from the Home Office reports and from Returns prepared by the Ministry of Munitions of the production of coke at coke ovens it is estimated that the coal consumption for this purpose was approximately 20,000,000 tons in each of the years 1917 and 1918.