HC Deb 24 April 1950 vol 474 c62W
108. Mr. Bevins

asked the Minister of Food why the Russian ship "Dmitry Donskoy" was recently chartered by his Department to bring 8,600 tons of sugar from San Domingo to Liverpool, although British tramp shipping was available.

Mr. Webb

No British tramp shipping was available at the rates we were offering when this Russian ship was chartered.