§ Mr. McSHANE
asked the Secretary for Mines the average cost per ton of coal raised in each of the British coalfields, respectively, in 1913 and 1929?
§ Mr. TURNER
The only figure available for 1913 relates to the whole country for which the average cost per ton of saleable coal raised was 8s. 7½d. Figures on the same basis for the various coaltields and for the whole country for 1929 are as follow:
District. Average cost per ton of reasonable coal raised. s. d. Sctoland 11 5.68 Northumberland 10 5.53 Durham 11 9.93 South Wales and Monmouth 13 9.26* Yorkshire 12 1.64 North Derbyshire, and Notting-hamshire 11 10.90 South Derbyshire, Leicester-shire, Cannock Chase and Warwickshire 13 1.03 Lancashire, Cheshire and North Stafforshire 15 2.48 Other Districts (Cumberland North Wales, South Staffordshire, Shopshire, Bristol, Forest of Dean, Somerset and Kent 13 6.72 Great Britain 12 6.57 * Year ended January,1930