Prices.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 23rd May 1922.

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Photo of Sir Robert Clough Sir Robert Clough , Keighley

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asked the Secretary for Mines the price of the best house coal in March, 1913, in March, 1914, and in March, 1922?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

The retail price of Derby Brights in Central London was, in March, 1913, 27s. per ton; in March, 1914, 28s. 6d. per ton; and in March, 1922, 60s. per ton.

Photo of Sir Robert Clough Sir Robert Clough , Keighley

Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that the 1922 price is very excessive, and difficult to justify?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I should not like to give an opinion on that, but I am making investigation, and I hope to be able to let my hon. Friend know before very long how the charge is made up.