Coke

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1959.

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Photo of Sir Gerald Nabarro Sir Gerald Nabarro , Kidderminster 12:00 am, 27th July 1959

asked the Paymaster-General whether he will state the respective stocks of coke, distributed and undistributed, and for both domestic and industrial use; how these stocks compare with the equivalent date in two preceding years, namely 1958 and 1957; and what is the trend of coke demand for domestic and industrial purposes compared with these two earlier years.

Photo of Mr Reginald Maudling Mr Reginald Maudling , Barnet

As the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate the available information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

UNDISTRIBUTED COKE STOCKS
(million tons)*
At 4th July, 1959At 5th July, 1958At 6th July, 1957
At gas works2·62·12·0
coke ovens4·72·61·0
DISPOSALS OF COKE IN 26 WEEKS ENDED:—
(million tons)
4th July, 19595th July, 19586th July, 1957
Gas coke
Domestic1·41·51·4
Other inland3·03·73·3
Export0·30·30·5
4·75·55·2
Hard coke
Blast furnaces5·26·36·9
Foundries0·50·50·5
Domestic0·20·20·2
Other inland1·51·61·6
Exports0·10·10·5
7·58·79·7
Total coke12·214·214·9
* Information is not available about distributed stocks of coke.