§ 12. Lord APSLEY
asked the Secretary of State for War the number of lascars, and their percentage to the rest of the crew, on the troopship sailing from Southampton on 17th September; and how many foreigners were among the stewards and barmen?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
I have been asked to reply. Of the crew of the "Neuralia" 186, or 78 per cent. were lascars. None of the European members of the crew was a foreigner; some of the lascar members of the catering department may have been Goanese, but, in the absence of the ship, it is not possible to say how many.