§ Mr. Runciman
It is hoped that the draft convention appended to the report to which the hon. Member refers will be submitted to an international conference in due course. As regards the number of British merchant ships fitted with separators, I have no later information than that given on page 4 of the White Paper issued in October, 1933. This 954 showed that of the oil-burning and oil-carrying vessels which were the subject of the inquiries then made, 24 per cent. were so fitted.