§ Mr. BRACKEN
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will ensure that all persons journeying to or from India whose fares are paid from Governmental funds will travel on British ships and in no circumstances in ships subsidised by foreign governments?
§ Sir S. HOARE
Save in very exceptional cases, and for special reasons, 39W passages for Government officials travelling on duty are engaged on British ships. As regards passages under the Lee Commission's scheme, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Barnstaple (Sir B. Peto) on 23rd November, 1931. In view of certain representations which have since been received, the Government of India is being consulted on the question.