§ 24. Commander Bower
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number and tonnage of Japanese ships availing themselves of fuelling and storing facilities in British ports between Japan and Europe in the course of the last year for which figures are available?
§ Mr. Stanley
I regret that there are no official statistics from which the information could be obtained.
§ Commander Bower
Does that mean that in deciding what measures are to be taken against Japan His Majesty's Government are unable to determine because of this lack of information whether steps should be taken against Japanese shipping?
§ Mr. Mander
Is it not the case that if these facilities were no longer available to the Japanese Government, it would cause them considerable inconvenience?