If there are 17,000 idle
in the United States is it not because of the closing down of the mines?
Mr. CARROLLj I do not know. I am placing the facts before the House, and hon. members can draw their own conclusions. It may be that they are closing down the mines. I have no doubt in the world:-and I want to be fair with the hon. member-that the vast coal production of the United States in the last number of years, especially during the last few years of the war and since then, cannot continue, because they were over-producing.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE ACTING MINISTER OF FINANCE