§ Mr. D. SOMERVILLE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the question of the advantages which are expected to accrue from operating the Royal Mail Steamer "Queen Mary" on oil fuel rather than coal fuel was considered and, if so, along what lines, before the subsidising of the vessel's construction was agreed to?
§ Mr. W. S. MORRISON
My hon. Friend will remember that the construction of the2218W Royal Mail Steamer "Queen Mary" was well advanced before the question of Government assistance for her completion arose. I have no doubt that the question to which he refers was fully considered by the Cunard Company before the vessel was laid down.