HC Deb 17 May 1916 vol 82 c1534
116. Mr. BYRNE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the number of German interned ships now in use for British trade; and if he will state the number, if any, that have been allotted for Irish trade?


Twenty-nine German steamers, which were interned in ports in the United Kingdom, are employed in the coasting trade. Coal has been carried by these steamers to Cork, but none of them trade exclusively to Irish ports.