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Scottish Coal Exports

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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36.

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what tonnage of coal produced in Scotland has been exported for the six months ended 30th June; the countries to which it was exported; and the amounts they received.

Following is the information:

COAL EXPORTED FROM PORTS IN SCOTLAND—JANUARY-MAY, 1947.
Destination5 months ended 31st May, 1947
Eire16,330
Finland50
Sweden788
Iceland2
Denmark14,906
Faroe Islands665
Portugal8,930
Spain4,404
Italy2,196
Algeria1,930
Tunis6,426
Total56,627 tons
The greater part of this tonnage was exported before the export ban was imposed and shipments for the months of March, April and May totalled only 4,769 tons. The figures for June, 1947, are not yet available. With the exception of the small shipment to the Faroe Islands, all the coal exported was of very inferior quality.