HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c328W
123. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Transport how many tankers have been employed in bringing diesel oil to this country during 1947; and how many will be required to carry out this task during 1948.

Mr. Barnes

Expressed in terms of the standard large fast tankers, the equivalent of about 13 ships in continuous service was required to transport diesel oil to this country in 1947. It is estimated that approximately the same number will be needed for this purpose in 1948.