HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 cc874-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what steps he is taking to ensure that the movement of troops in the Isle of Wight, and from the Isle of Wight to the mainland, is not seriously jeopardised by the extension to the railway and steamboat services of the strike of some 6,000 men, mostly Admiralty and munition workers at Cowes, due to the alleged failure of the Shipping Controller and the Coal Controller to alleviate the hardship due to the present price of coal there?


It is not anticipated that there will be any difficulty in making special arrangements, should it be necessary to move troops to or from the Isle of Wight.