§ 19. Major McKENZIE WOOD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many trawlers and drifters which were taken for war service have been returned to the owners since nth November, 1918; how many remain in the hands of the Admiralty; and what is the average weekly cost of those not yet handed over?
§ Mr. LONG
On 8th June, 1,263 trawlers and drifters had been returned to owners, leaving 1,186 still on charter. Of those remaining on charter there are approximately 400 now actually in hand reconditioning and 375 waiting at the reconditioning ports for their turn to be taken in hand. The average weekly cost of hire of the trawlers and drifters remaining on charter may be taken as being approximately £20 and £10 respectively.