HC Deb 27 June 1919 vol 117 c510W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller if he will arrange to assign part of the accommodation on ships to South Africa, commandeered by the Government, to the wives and families of British residents in that Dominion?


All commandeered space is required for the repatriation of the South African forces. Such accommodation for passengers as can be left free is in the hands of the steamship companies, who have been asked to arrange bookings in communication with the High Commissioner of South Africa. The High Commissioner has a priority scheme for dealing with civilian passengers.