§ Mr. HASLAM
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether steps have been taken by neutral Governments for the commercial use of enemy merchant ships lying in neutral ports, to replace neutral tonnage destroyed by the enemy in contravention of international rights?
§ Lord R. CECIL
I am not sure what steps the hon. Member has in mind. One or two neutral Governments have, I believe, opened negotiations with the owners for the employment of enemy ships now lying idle, but, as far as I know, no business has resulted.