HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 cc651-2W
Mr. Kirby

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the amount of coal exported from this country, and from the port of Liverpool in particular, during the years 1923, 1928, 1933, and 1938?

Germany, Italy and Japan, shows the recorded imports into these countries of the undermentioned commodities from (1) the British Empire and (2) the United States during the years specified, which are the latest for which the desired information is available.

Mr. Cross

Following is a statement showing total tonnage of coal exported as cargo from the United Kingdom and from the port of Liverpool during the years specified, the figures for 1938 being provisional.

Year. Exports from the United Kingdom. Exports from Liverpool.
Tons. Tons.
1923* 79,459,469 1,477,185
1928 50,051,195 779,174
1933 39,067,926 362,440
1938 35,860,908 638,031
* These figures do not include coal shipped during the three months ended 31st March, 1923, to the territory which now constitutes Eire.

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