HC Deb 22 July 1935 vol 304 cc1495-6W

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:

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
1931 110,824,000 14
1932 107,846,000 13 10½
1933 104,293,000 13 8
1934 111,965,000 13 5
1935 111,116,000 *
* 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.