§ Sir OWEN PHILIPPS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether the Government have yet come to any definite decision with reference to the large number of orders for steamers which have recently been placed in this country by neutrals; and, if not, whether they will favourably consider absolutely prohibiting any British shipbuilder commencing a vessel for a neutral owner till after the losses of British vessels through the War have been made good?
§ Sir L. CHIOZZA MONEY
I regret that I am unable, at present, to add anything to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend on 31st October; but my hon. Friend may rest assured that the policy which he urges is being most carefully considered.