HC Deb 24 February 1926 vol 192 cc542-3W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has any Returns showing the increase in the coal export trade of the South Wales district, the North-East coast, and the United Kingdom as a whole; and the percentage of increase from the South Wales and North-East coast districts, from August until December last and comparative tables, showing the decline in the market prices of the chief coals compared with the corresponding months of the year 1924?

Colonel LANE FOX

The information is as follows:

output of coal for each of the years 1924 and 1925, the amounts exported each year, and the amounts used at home for industrial and domestic purposes, and the corresponding figures for 1913 and 1914?

Year. Output of Coal in Great Britain. Coal shipped abroad (including the coal equivalent of coke and manufactured fuel). Coal available for Home Consumption. †
Tons. Tons. Tons.
1913 287,848,000 103,472,000 183,876,000
1914 265,572,000 85,943,000 179,629,000
1924 267,118,000 86,768,000 180,360,000
1925* 244,400,000 73,576,000 170,838,000
* Provisional figures. † Including coal imported.