§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Coastwise Subsidy Scheme will terminate definitely on 30th June, 1920, and a notice to that effect appeared in the public Press on the 17th instant. The amount of tonnage carried under the scheme up to the end of May was approximately 1,200,000 tons and the average refund in respect of claims already settled has been about 15s. a ton.