§ Mr. HARTSHORN
asked the Secretary for Mines the quantity of coal sold for foreign bunkers and exports, respectively, and the average pit-head price received for the same during each of the quarters ending 31st March, 30th June, and 30th September, 1920; and what is the
— Quarter ended 31st March, 1920. 30th June, 1920. 30th September, 1920. Quantity. Average declared value per ton (f.o.b.). Quantity. Average declared value per ton (f.o.b.). Quantity. Average declared value per ton (f.o.b.) Tons. s. d. Tons. s. d. Tons. s. d. Coal sold for Export. 8,305,769 72 11 6,065,764 80 6 5,420,022 87 1 Coal sold for Foreign Bunkers. 3,345,393 Not known 3,366,824 Not known 4,017,443 Not known
The average pit-head prices of coal sold for foreign bunkers and for export respectively were not separately recorded during the first two quarters of the year, but the average figure for foreign bunkers and exports taken together was 70s. 11d. per ton in the March quarter and 71s. per ton in the June quarter. The figures for the September quarter have been recorded separately and will be available shortly. I shall be glad to send them to the hon. Member.