German and Polish Coal (Imports).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons at on 17 March 1931.

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Photo of Mr George Shield Mr George Shield , Wansbeck

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asked the Secretary for Mines the production of coal from Poland in 1928, 1929, and 1930; and whether there has been any reduction in coal exported from Poland to other countries?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

The figures asked for are as follow:

Year.Production of Coal in Poland.Total Exports of Coal from Poland.
Metric tons.Metric tone.
192840,616,38412,549,252
192946,236,03713,933,805
1930*37,515,00012,497,413
* Provisional

Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

Is it a fact that, some Polish coal is coming or has come into the Humber?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

I shall answer that question later.

Photo of Mr Joseph Westwood Mr Joseph Westwood , Peebles and Southern

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asked the Secretary for Mines what stocks of coal are held by Poland and Germany?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

The latest information as to stocks of coal at mines in Poland and Germany is as follows:

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

All I clan say is that the trawler owners who, it was reported, intended to secure coal from Poland, have decided that it is unnecessary to do so.

Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that great quantities of Polish coal were on offer yesterday in Grimsby and Hull?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

That is not my information. I have information from a Polish source that no Polish coal was actually on offer.