§ 10. Mr. Granville Sharp
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the approximate average daily cost of transporting food and other supplies to Berlin by air; how this compares with the cost when rail, road or barge are used; and who pays this additional cost.
Up to date, the approximate additional daily cost for the part of the operation undertaken by His Majesty's Government is £6,000. When barge, road or rail is used the cost is met in marks and the charge is, therefore, sustained by the German economy. I regret that at present I cannot give an answer to the third part of the Question.
§ Mr. Eric Fletcher
Would my right hon. Friend say when steps will be taken to recommence transporting these supplies by road and rail?