Oral Answers to Questions — German Ships, Portugal.

– in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Gilbert Mr James Gilbert , Southwark Central

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many German ships were interned by the Portuguese Government during the War; whether any or all of these steamers have been sold; if so, how many ships and what is the total tonnage sold; and if any of the same have been parted with to firms with German financial interests dominating the same?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

Seventy-five German vessels were detained by the Portuguese Government. Of these, 29 were sunk in the course of the War. I have no information that any of the remaining 46 have been sold.