§ Sir B. CHADWICK
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the number of merchant seamen, widows and children dependent on assistance from voluntary organisations connected with the mercantile marine; and whether he has any statistics to show how many of these men have sent in to the Reparation Claims Department claims which have either not been settled as yet or which have not been acceded to?
My attention has not been specially drawn to the subject referred to in the first part of the question. As to the second part, I regret that I have not got the statistics desired by the hon. Member, and I fear they could not be obtained except at a cost which could hardly be justified.