HC Deb 19 December 1956 vol 562 c194W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation from what date ss. "Scottish Trader" has been on charter for the transport of troops to Suez; and what is the cost per day.

Mr. Watkinson

The m.v. "Scottish Trader" was requisitioned on the 3rd August. She was used for the transport of military stores and vehicles to the Mediterranean, not for the transport of troops. She was redelivered to her owners on 11th December. The total hire and operational costs of the ship amounted to about £1,100 per day.

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