HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 cc1119-20
52. Mr. KING

asked the Prime Minister the exact duties and powers of the Con- troller of Shipping; whether he has any authority to limit in any way the shipping demands of the Admiralty and the War Office; whether the control of fishing, pleasure, and private vessels is also under his control; and whether the powers of Controller of Shipping will be settled by legislation or otherwise?


The hon. Member will no doubt be willing to await the introduction of the Bill, which deals inter alia with the office of Controller of Shipping, and which is the first Order on the Paper to-day