HC Deb 20 July 1939 vol 350 cc741-2W
Mr. Barnes

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total amounts paid out from Exchequer funds during the operation of the subsidy to tramp shipping?

Mr. Stanley

The total cost to the Exchequer of the tramp shipping subsidy under the British Shipping (Assistance) Acts, 1935–37, was £4,002,183.