HC Deb 26 May 1939 vol 347 c2695W
Mr. Windsor

asked the Secretary for Mines, whether he is aware that, whilst a system of price co-ordination in respect of export business has been established amongst the various United Kingdom coal-producing areas, it is left to the discretion of individual coal exporters in all but the Midland (amalgamated) district area to decide what amount they should add to colliery quotations when offering abroad; and, in view of the possibility of this latitude defeating the object of price co-ordination, steps will be taken to extend the Midland (amalgamated) district scheme to other districts?

Mr. Lloyd

I am aware of the arrangement in the Midland (Amalgamated) District to which the hon. Member refers. The general question of price co-ordination in the coal export trade is the subject of consultation between the exporting districts at the present time.

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