§ 63. Mr. SHINWELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the total sum due from shipowning firms on account of reparation vessels, and the number of firms concerned?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
The total sum due from shipowning firms on account of reparation vessels is £565,000, excluding interest. The number of firms concerned is two.
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Are the two firms the Cunard Line and the White Star Line, both of which have been making handsome profits?
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
I do not know which firms they are, and if I did I should not be prepared to inform the hon. Member.