HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 c419W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that the ban on the export of British coal is having an injurious effect on the coal industry, and in some districts telling against the men resuming work; and will he consider the; advisability of doing away with the restrictions as soon as possible?

Colonel LANE FOX

In view of the great need for coal in this country, I cannot accept the suggestion contained in the first part of the question. The answer to the second part is in the affirmative.