HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 cc1363-4W

asked the Sectary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the number of cases where other countries grant a subsidy to their mercantile marine, and the total amounts annually paid in each case, the names of the shipping companies receiving such subsidy, and the ports between which such subsidised trade is carried on?


A Parliamentary Paper, comprising reports from His Majesty's representatives abroad on this subject, was issued in June, 1901, and deals with the points now raised by the hon. Member. I will, however, consider whether the situation has since been sufficiently modified to render necessary the issue of a fresh Parliamentary Paper.