HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 cc883-4
26. Major Wyatt

asked the Minister of War Transport how many ships are used in connection with the Medloc scheme; what is the capacity of each ship; and whether he is satisfied that they will be sufficient to meet the demands placed on them as personnel in the higher age groups come to be demobilised

Mr. Barnes

At present seven troopships are engaged on the Medloc route, with an average capacity of 2,100 all ranks. There are also two ships exclusively engaged in the Medloc service in the Channel between Newhaven and Dieppe with a capacity of 1,500 each; the balance of Medloc cross Channel movement is routed through Calais to Folkestone and Dover as part of the large scale cross Channel troop movements between those ports. The answer to the last part of the Question 'is "Yes."