HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 cc19-20W
Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of Transport the tonnage of coal moved from pitheads and colliery sidings by the main line railway companies for each week in 1947 to the nearest convenient date and show the tonnage for Sundays separately.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The following is the answer:

Tonnage of coal moved each week during the present year:

Week ended Tons
3rd January 2,306,150
10th January 2,740,540
17th January 2,825,860
24th January 2,782,330
31st January 2,677,100
7th February 2,481,110
14th February 2,757,380
21st February 2,966,550
28th February 2,783,000
7th March 2,748,720

Tonnage cleared from collieries on Sundays prior to 16th February is not available. Clearances since that date have been:

Date Tons
16th February 427,900
23rd February 411,230
2nd March 402,990
9th March 491,060

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