§ MR. LEVY (Leicestershire, Loughborough)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if, in making arrangements for the return of the troops from South Africa, he will invite tenders from all shipowners capable of undertaking the 1391 transport service, and impose such conditions as to accommodation and rations as will tend to secure the health and comfort of the men.
(Answer.) A number of transports are already at the disposal of the Admiralty, and can be employed on the service of bringing home troops from South Africa. Should additional ships be required, only vessels belonging to lines capable of satisfactorily carrying out transport work will be engaged. The hon. Member may rest assured that everything practicable will be done to ensure the health and comfort of the men on the voyage.—(Admiralty.)