Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th July 1947.

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Is not the same mistake as was made last year being repeated, namely, of exporting fuel urgently needed in this country, and will not such a policy, if pursued, aggravate the fuel crisis in the coming winter? What is the point of exporting anthracite grains to Canada, and then having to buy them back from the United States at a price which is three times higher?