HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 c533

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the suggestion that German and Austrian mercantile vessels interned in the United Kingdom harbours should be sold for the benefit of the compensation and insurance funds at present founded by this country for damage done to our own mercantile marine; and whether this step has been taken by other nations who are our Allies?


The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. The point raised by the hon. Gentleman has not been overlooked, but it is not proposed to take the action he suggests at present. I am not aware that interned ships have been sold by any of the Allied Governments.