HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 cc749-50W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that voluntary organisations in this country and the U.S.A. have large quantities of medical supplies, clothing and other much needed goods ready for shipment to Yugoslavia, but are finding great difficulty in getting transport facilities; what prospects there are of some shipping being made available for these much-needed supplies; and when the last shipping of these supplies to Yugoslavia took place.

Sir J. Grigg

The allocation of shipping in this area, for whatever purpose, is a matter for the Supreme Allied Commander. There are many claims on the limited amount of shipping available, and all offers of relief supplies from voluntary organisations in this country and in the U.S.A. are therefore referred to him. I have no precise information about the last parts of my hon. Friend's Question, but I am sure that the Supreme Allied Commander is doing what is possible to make these free gifts available in the liberated parts of Yugoslavia.