35. Major M`KENZIE WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the number of ships, together with their tonnage, which are at present employed in carrying men or supplies to any part of Russia?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING (Colonel Wilson)
I have been asked to reply. Two ships of a total gross tonnage of 10,362 are at present carrying personnel and supplies to a Baltic port. Four ships of a total tonnage of 3,202 are employed in the Black Sea, and stores are occasionally shipped by these from Constantinople to South Russian ports. About 500 tons of stores are being sent via Japan to Vladivostok.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
May I ask whether time hon. Gentleman contemplates any shortage of transport to bring back time-expired men from Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India?