§ Mr. HANCOCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total ocean tonnage of steam and sailing ships of Great Britain, France, America, Italy, 1890W and Norway, respectively, December, 1921 or 1922?
§ Viscount WOLMER
The following statement shows the gross tonnage of vessels belonging to the countries specified on 30th June, 1922, as recorded by Lloyd's Register. These figures relate to steam (and motor) vessels of 100 tons gross and upwards and sailing vessels of 100 tons net and upwards. If, however, the hon. Member would like figures cons-piled showing the gross tonnage of vessels say, of over 1,600 tons gross, perhaps he would be good enough to put down a further question, and the statistics could be worked out in a few days' time.
Gross tons. United Kingdom 19,295,637 United States 14,738,506* France (including French Possessions) 3,845,792 Italy (including Italian Possessions) 2,866,335 Norway 2,600,861 * Exclusive of vessels employed on the great lakes.
§ Mr. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the tonnage of the merchant fleets of the United States of America, Germany, and the United Kingdom, respectively, in 1913, at the date of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, and at the present day?
§ Viscount WOLMER
The following statement shows the gross tonnage of vessels of 100 tons and upwards belonging to the United States of America, Germany, and the United Kingdom, respectively, at 30th June in each of the years specified, as recorded by Lloyd's Register. (Similar particulars are not available for any date later than. 30th June, 1922):
United States of America. Gross tons. 1913 2,988,457* 1919 10,782,170* 1922 14,738,506* Germany. 1913 5,082,061 1919 3,503,380 1922 1,887,408 United Kingdom. 1913 18,696,237 1919 16,555,471 1922 19,295,637 * Exclusive of vessels employed on the great lakes.