§ 70 and 71. Major MORRISON-BELL
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller (1) if he is aware of the inconvenience caused to the inhabitants and garrison of Malta by the almost entire lack of shipping that now touches at the island; if he is aware that many of those who are under doctors' orders to leave the island, especially many children, are unable to do so; if he can take steps to have some special arrangements made to relieve the congestion until conditions become more normal;
(2) if, with a view to relieving the transport difficulties of those travellers wishing to leave Malta, he will arrange to have a certain percentage, however small, of berths reserved on the few ships homeward bound that do now touch at the island?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY OF SHIPPING (Colonel L. Wilson)
A letter has just been received from His Excellency the Governor on this subject. The Shipping Controller is ascertaining the number of people waiting to come home and unable to travel viâItaly and France with a view to considering what steps are possible to assist them.