asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller if he will state the freight in 1913 for provisions from New York to Liverpool; what was the charge, inclusive of all war and marine risk insurance, for 1918; what was the pre-war freight for meat from New Zealand and Buenos Aires to London, and what was the charge, inclusive of all insurances, made by his Department during 1918; and what was the pre-war freight for tea from Ceylon to London and the charge made by his Department during 1918?
The figures required by the hon. and gallant Member are as follows:
1913. 1913. Provisions— New York to Liverpool 20/- plus 5% per ton weight 82/6 to 30th November. 42/6 from 1st December per ton weight or measurement. Pre-War. 1918. Meat— NewZealand 9/16d. to 13/16d. per lb. 2.21974d. per lb. to 30th November. 1.96077d. per lb. from 1st December. Buenos Aires 7/16d. to ½d. per lb. 1.66481d. per lb. to 30th November. 1.26786d. per lb. from 1st December. Tea— Ceylon 30s.per scale ton. 156/3 per scale ton to 30th November. 93/9 per scale ton from 1st December.