HC Deb 05 July 1927 vol 208 c1097W

asked the Secretary for Mines the amount of coal exported from Great Britain since the French licensing scheme was brought into operation; and the amount exported during an equal period of time immediately prior to that date?


The French scheme for licensing coal imports came into force on 10th June, but figures of our coal exports are not available for periods shorter than calendar months. In May, our exports of coal consigned to France amounted to 835,000 tons and in June to 717,000 tons. The corresponding figures for May and June, 1925, were 884,000 tons and 711,000 tons, respectively.