§ Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Secretary for Mines the total quantity of coal produced during the six months ending 30th June, 1935; the average pithead price per ton obtained; and the comparative figures for the same period during each of the last five years?
The information is as follows:1496W
Coal Mining Industry in Great Britain. 6 months ended 30th June. Total Quantity of Saleable Coal Raised. Average Pithead Proceeds per ton of Coal Disposable Commercially. Tons. s. d. 1930 125,980,000 14 2¼ 1931 110,824,000 14 0½ 1932 107,846,000 13 10½ 1933 104,293,000 13 8 1934 111,965,000 13 5 1935 111,116,000 * (Provisional) * This information is not yet available, but during the Quarter ended 31st March, 1935, the average proceeds per ton of coal disposable commercially were 13s. 6½d. as compared with 13s. 7½d. in the corresponding Quarter of 1934.