§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can give the proportion of neutral losses to the Allies' losses in merchant ships from the operations of the Germanic Powers since 12th April up to the recent assurance given by Germany to the United States of America, for the purpose of comparison with the official figures of 32 per cent. from the beginning of the War to 23rd March, 1916, and 51 per cent. from 23rd March to 12th April?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The proportion of neutral losses to the Allies' losses in merchant ships, from the operations of the Germanic Powers for the period in question, is 85 per cent.