HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 c1894
31. Mr. Benjamin Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many vessels have been reconditioned to bring them into line with the new requirements with regard to crews' accommodation?

Mr. Stanley

During the nine months ended 31st December last, improvements of various kinds were effected on some 660 existing ships under the Crew Space Instructions.

Mr. Smith

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what will be the total tonnage?

Mr. Stanley

I cannot give it at the moment but I will see if I can get it for the hon. Gentleman.