asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he can state the total tonnage of ex- ports of United Kingdom coal to Scandinavian countries for the five mouths ended 31st January, 1930, and for the five months ended 31st January, 1931, respectively?
Exports of coal from the United Kingdom to Sweden, Norway and Denmark amounted to 2,915,631 tons during the five months ended 31st January, 1930, and to 1,872,260 tons during the five months ended 31st January, 1931.
The report of the Commission will give the hon. Member information as to the reasons for the reduction. There is nothing further that I can add to it. He had better address a question to the Secretary of the Mines Department.
I should advise my hon. Friend to read the report of the British Coal Delegation to Sweden, Norway and Denmark, which has just come out. I have no information beyond that.