§ 5. Mr. ADAMSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in arranging charters of vessels for use by other Departments, commission is charged; if so, whether such commission is treated as a revenue of the Board of Trade; and whether commission is paid to others concerned in the charters?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The only vessels chartered by the Board of Trade for other Departments are for the Defence Departments and the India Office. For these charterings no commission is charged or paid, but the cost of the services rendered by the Board of Trade in connection with these services is recovered from the Departments concerned.