Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons at on 8 November 1933.

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Photo of Mr Tom Smith Mr Tom Smith , Normanton


asked the President of the Board of Trade the total quantity of coal exported from this country to countries within the British Empire, and to foreign countries, during the nine months ended September, 1933, and for the same period in 1932 and 1931?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

The total tonnage of coal exported from the United Kingdom and registered during the first nine months of 1933, 1932 and 1931, as consigned to British countries, was 3,084,000 tons, 3,563,000 tons and 3,174,000 tons, respectively. The total tonnage exported to foreign countries during the same periods was 25,773,000 tons, 25,600,000 tons and 28,454,000 tons, respectively.

Photo of Mr Charles Williams Mr Charles Williams , Torquay

Does this not show that tariffs have encouraged the export trade?