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Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

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asked the Secretary for Mines what quantity of coal was in stock on 1st April, 1st July, and 1st October, 1931, in various parts of Great Britain?

Photo of Mr Isaac Foot Mr Isaac Foot , Bodmin

I am informed that the stocks of coal at mines in Great Britain amounted to 5,778,000 tons on 1st April,?,359,000 tons on 1st July, and 8,050,000 tons on 1st October.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

Do not these figures indicate that the quota schemes have not caused a shortage of coal or decreased working days?

Photo of Mr Isaac Foot Mr Isaac Foot , Bodmin

I think that the bon. Gentleman will probably draw that conclusion from the returns.

Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

Are these figures the average or more than the average of former years?

Photo of Mr Isaac Foot Mr Isaac Foot , Bodmin

I must have notice of that question, and I would ask the hon. Member to let me know for what years he desires the figures.