HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 cc392-3

asked the Secretary of State for War how many ships are at present employed in bringing back Army stores and salvage from France and the tonnage of these ships; and whether he will arrange for a conference with the Minister of Shipping and the Minister for Food and leading grain importers with a view to the suspension of these ships' employment at their present task that they may be sent to the Black Sea with merchandise, whereof the populations in these parts are in urgent need, and freighted on the return journey with grain with which the granaries of the Black Sea ports are overloaded?


This is a matter for the Ministry of Shipping, and I should be glad if my hon. Friend would address his question to that. Department.