§ Lieut.-Colonel WILLEY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if there is a stock of 10,000 tons of Pocahontas coal under the charge of the S.N.O., Halifax; if it has been there six months; and, if so, in view of the delay experienced by British ships carrying mails from the United States of America, owing to coaling at Halifax, if it is possible temporarily to release some of this coal?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am advised that the information as stated in the first two parts of my hon. and gallant Friend's question was substantially correct on the 10th November, but on that date authority was given by wire for a portion of the stock to be released for bunkering British vessels.