HC Deb 20 December 1934 vol 296 c1309
28. Miss WARD

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any decision has yet been taken by the Cunard-White Star Company to build a sister ship to the "Queen Mary"?


No such decision has yet been taken.

29. Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the revised proposals submitted by Major Bustard with regard to the operation of the Red Star vessels still available for purchase and the value of this service, as revised, to Merseyside, he will reconsider lifting the ban placed on financial houses in respect of this venture?


The revised scheme does not differ in principle from the earlier proposals. In the opinion of the Government they would have the effect of reviving uneconomic competition to the prejudice of the interests of the British North Atlantic trade as a whole. Accordingly I do not feel able to modify the view which I have previously expressed.