HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 c237W
7. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much coal per manshift was produced in November and December, 1938, and in November and December, 1946, respectively.

Mr. Shinwell

In November and December, 1938, output per manshift was 1.16 tons in each month; corresponding figures for 1946 were 1.06 tons and 1.04 tons respectively.

8. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what was the weekly coal production during the first two weeks of January; what was the consumption of coal for all purposes during that period; what is the deficiency of production against consumption; and what is the amount of total distributed reserve stocks at the present moment.

Mr. Shinwell

The information is as follows:

Week ended, 1947.
11th January. 18th January.
Tons. Tons.
1 Output of coal
Deep-mined 3,780,000 3,744,500
Opencast 125,600 133,500
Total 3,905,600 3,878,000
2 Total consumption 4,169,300 4,138,800
3 Deficiency (2 minus 1) 263,700 260,800
4 Distributed stocks.(a), (b) 7,376,100 7,081,800
(a) Including estimates for certain iterns which are available monthly but not weekly.
(b) With the exception of approximately 300,000 tons of coal still in Government dumps, these are not reserve stocks.