HC Deb 17 December 1945 vol 417 c1060W
Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Minister of War Transport if he will state the names and registered tonnages of the ships which are now providing the direct service for passengers between this country and Trinidad, including other Colonies of the Eastern Group of the British West Indies; their present individual passenger carrying accommodation; whether such accommodation is normally available for both sexes; and the number of round trips each ship is expected to complete within the next 12 months.

Mr. Barnes

The two passenger ships engaged in this trade before the war were both lost by enemy action, and for the time being it has been necessary to make use of such vessels with passenger accommodation as can be allotted to this service. I shall endeavour to arrange for restoration of a regular service as soon as it is practicable to do so and the demands for trooping and repatriation of troops are less onerous.