§ 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 (tonnes) 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.