§ 4. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he has any statement to make regarding his proposals for the building of five ships to carry coal to Canada?
I presume the hon. and gallant Member did not hear my reply to a question by the right hon. Member for Chorley (Mr. Hacking) on this subject, or see correspondence in the Press on the matter. I am therefore sending him copies.
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
I am much obliged to the right hon. Gentleman, but did he not say that the difficulty this year was going to be to fulfil the orders for coal to Canada?
That is perfectly true, and, in answer to a later question, I shall be able to show an increase even in the last month, although that is the only period in which the St. Lawrence has been opened.