HC Deb 19 April 1917 vol 92 c1853W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty to what extent shipping tonnage available for the needs of the United Kingdom has been decreased during the months of February and Match respectively, a? compared with December and January last, in consequence of losses from submarines, mines, and commerce raiders; whether he will state the same by percentages if not by tonnage; and whether the tonnage of neutral ships chartered by the Government has also decreased in February and March as compared with December and January, and by what percentages?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. I am sorry that it is not thought desirable to give the particulars for which my hon. Friend asks.