HC Deb 12 July 1983 vol 45 c300W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what was the total amount of coal imported to the United Kingdom from (a) the United States, (b) Canada, (c) Australia, (d) Africa, (e) Poland and (f) the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1981, 1982 and to the nearest available date in 1983;

(2) how many tons of coal have been imported to Scotland from the United States of America during the past 12 months.

Mr. Channon

On the assumption that the hon. Member's question refers to South Africa rather than to African countries in general, the available information is as follows:

United Kingdom imports of coal from specified countries
1981 1982 January-April 1983
Consigned from:
USA 1,933,471 1,927,210 427,508
Canada 104 30 76
Australia 1,799,879 1,131,701 338,492
South Africa 77,178 62,869 8,009
Poland 142,225 316,624 46,474
USSR 8,459 1,970

Source: Data corresponding to SITC (R2) Sub-groups 322.1 and 322.2 in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.

Note: Imports having Scotland as their final destination are not identifiable as the statistics of overseas trade are compiled only for the United Kingdom as a whole.