HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 cc1625-6W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether there is sufficient accom- modation now available on steamships sailing West for British subjects desirous of travelling to America?

Colonel L. WILSON

There is not at the present moment sufficient accommodation for all British subjects desirous of travelling to America, but, in view of the very pressing demand, more space for the accommodation of civilian passengers is now being reserved on the ships carrying troops than has been the case since the Armistice. It is hoped that this will enable the more urgent demands to be met, but it is still most important that no one should travel except for really urgent reasons.