HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 cc1939-40W

asked the Secretary for Mines what was the total output of coal in each British coalfield for the year ended 30th September, 1928; what was the total quantity shipped as export and as bunkers during the same 12 months; and what is his estimate of the quantity of coal used over the same period by the iron and steel industry in Great Britain?

Commodore KING

The figures of output and shipments of coal are given below, but I regret that I am unable at the present time to estimate the amount of coal used by the iron and steel industry.

(1) Output of Saleable Coal during the year ended 30th September, 1928.
Northumberland 12,683,500
Durham 34,563,900
Yorkshire 44,396,700
Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales 18,686,600
Derby, Nottingham and Leicester 29,927,400
Stafford, Salop, Worcester and Warwick 17,210,700
South Wales and Monmouth 43,539,000
Other English Districts 5,300,700
Scotland 32,998,900
Croat Britain 239,307,400

(2) Coal shipped abroad during the year ended 30th September, 1928.
Cargo* 49,163,890
Foreign Bunkers 16,703,169
Total 65,867,059
*Coal only, Coke and Patent Fuel excluded.