HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc919-20W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can foresee any lifting of the embargo on exports of coal from the Humber district, or at any rate some share of the coal allowed to be exported from this country being sent to the Humber ports; and is he aware of the serious results to the import trade of the Humber ports by reason of this embargo on coal exports?


I would refer to the answer given by the Prime Minister to the hon. and gallant Member for the South-West Division of Hull (Major Entwistle) on 8th June, in which it was stated that a Committee had been appointed to go into the matter, as a result of the Coal Controller's discussion with the Deputation which met him on 3rd June. This Committee consists of representatives of the Humber Coal Exporters, the Ministry of Transport, and the Coal Mines Department; and I should wish to consider its report, which has not yet been received, before making any further statement.