HC Deb 15 March 1938 vol 333 cc221-2W
Major Procter

asked the Secretary for Mines what is the latest estimate of his Department as to the average amount of coal which is consumed in this country under present conditions in the production of a ton of steel?

Captain Crookshank

It is estimated that about 2¼ tons of coal are consumed in the production of one ton of finished steel.

England, and Wales, respectively, in each of the last three years?

Captain Wallace

The following statement shows the desired information so far as it is available from the reports obtained for the purpose of the Annual Surveys of Industrial Development. The figures relate only to factories in which 25 or more people are or have been employed. Particulars for 1937 are not yet available.