§ 72. Mr. ALBERY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any figures to show what subsidies are paid to American shipping companies for carrying mails between America and this country?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
I can only say that information published in the United States shows that the payments made in respect of mail contracts to American steamship lines trading between the United States and this country are some two million dollars a year.