§ 9. Sir J. D. REES
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Government of India made any offer in connection with the launching of British Dyes, Limited; whether any German ships carrying alizarine to India have been interned in neutral ports; and whether the dye-stuffs they contain will be made available for Indian spinners?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. C. Roberts)
No offer was made by the Government of India in connection with the launching of British Dyes, Limited. I do not know whether any of the German ships sheltering in neutral ports are carrying alizarine to India, but endeavours are being made by the London Chamber of Commerce and other bodies interested, with the approval of Government, to secure the release of the cargoes of such vessels and the dispatch of the cargoes to their destinations.