§ Mr. MARDY JONES
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?1940W
§ 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. Tons. 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. Tons. Cargo* … … 49,163,890 Foreign Bunkers … … 16,703,169 Total … … 65,867,059 *Coal only, Coke and Patent Fuel excluded.