HC Deb 04 May 1939 vol 346 c2078W
Sir M. Sueter

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Committee of Imperial Defence has considered and arrived at a decision on the minimum tanker tonnage and general mercantile ship tonnage it is advisable to keep in a state of efficiency in this country to meet any possible emergency that may arise through the increase of certain nations' submarine flotillas?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The Committee of Imperial Defence keep under constant review the country's requirements in tankers and merchant ships. In assessing these requirements, due regard is given to the scale of attack which may be developed against our shipping in time of war.

Back to