§ 42. Mr. Butcher
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the total tonnage of American coal imported to date, and the cost of same in dollars.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Six hundred thousand tons, costing 6,355,000 dollars f.o.b. Freight charges amounting to 668,000 American dollars and 292,000 Canadian dollars were also incurred. The remaining freight charges were paid for in sterling.
§ Mr. W. R. Williams
What proportion of this coal is allocated to British railways? Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that it is of the high quality necessary to meet the need?
§ Mr. Erroll
Why could it not all have come over in British bottoms, and so save a considerable amount of dollar expenditure?