§ 55. Mr. ALDEN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller, with reference to his statement that British ships are bringing an army of American troops to Europe every month, whether this transportation has been made at the cost of depriving the United Kingdom or our Allies of essential supplies, either of food or of materials of war?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING CONTROL (Sir Leo Chiozza Money)
The organisation of the transport of American troops across the Atlantic—which has been so successful that it is now proceeding at the rate of about 200,000 men per month in British-controlled ships alone, in addition 1638 to about 100,000 per month carried in American ships—has necessarily deprived the United Kingdom and her Allies of imports which otherwise they might have had, but shipping organisation as a whole has been such that food and the materials of war have continued to be carried in adequate quantities, both for ourselves and for our Allies.