HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 cc543-4W
Mr. Parker

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will arrange for the release of one of the Yugoslav ships chartered by His Majesty's Government to take essential supplies of food and clothing, etc., which have been donated in the U.S.A., Canada and the United Kingdom to Yugoslavia.

Mr. Noel-Baker

The Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean decides what supplies shall be taken into the Mediterranean. He estimates what supplies are required for relief; he calls them forward for shipment as and when, in the light of the military situation, and the intake capacity of the ports, he thinks it right to do so. When the Supreme Allied Commander has given instructions that these supplies are to be called forward, my Noble Friend will gladly consider whether any Yugoslav vessels are suitable for taking relief supplies from North America or the United Kingdom to Yugoslavia, and, if so, whether they can be allocated to this work.