§ Mr. HOOD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the want of passenger and cargo tonnage to Australia, the Government are taking any steps to secure the use of the enemy steamers now lying in German ports and which were specifically built for the Australian services; and whether he will make arrangements with British shipping companies to run the steamers between Great Britain and Australia?
§ Colonel L. WILSON
I have been asked to answer this question. All possible steps are being taken by the Associated442W Governments in this matter; but it would be premature to make any detailed statement at the present stage.