Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Coal Imports.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the total quantities of coal (including household, gas and steam coal and anthracite) imported into this country for each of the months August, September and October, 1941.

Since August, 1939, a summary only of the value of imports and exports of commodities has been published and it is not proposed to supply more details than is given in that summary.

Will the Minister supply these details for private circulation? It would be well for people to know how much coal is coming in. Does the Minister not think it necessary that this should be disclosed?

The information can be given in a general form.