§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Secretary for Mines the annual aggregate profits or losses made in all the coal mines in Great 1560W Britain for the years 1923 and 1924, and the estimated profit or loss per ton raised during the same periods?
§ Colonel LANE-FOX
The profits of the coal-mining industry as a whole, before deduction of such items as loan interest and taxation, were about £27,500,000 in 1923, and about £14,250,000 in 1924. These figures represent respectively 2s. and 1s. 0¾d. per ton of saleable coal raised.