HC Deb 06 February 1902 vol 102 cc521-2
* MR. LAW (Glasgow, Blackfriars)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether a German steamer, called the "Germanius," has been chartered to carry a cargo of oats from New Zealand to the Cape on behalf of the British Government; and, if so, whether there is any explanation.


This vessel has not been chartered by the War Department, nor is the Agent General for New Zealand aware of such chartering.