HC Deb 31 December 1916 vol 88 c1658W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether action has yet been taken to prevent this country being depleted of stores and food supplies by the purchases, individually or collectively, of the crews of neutral ships, having regard to the danger also of such stores passing to the enemy?


As stated in the reply given on 13th December, the supply of stores to neutral ships which trade to the United Kingdom is already regulated, and the question of increasing the strictness of this control is now being considered.