Port Living Conditions

Oral Answers to Questions — Merchant Navy – in the House of Commons on 21st October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Walter Windsor Mr Walter Windsor , Kingston upon Hull Central

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware of the bad living conditions prevailing at a port, named to him, for officers and men of the Merchant Navy, survivors of a convoy whilst waiting repatriation; and whether he has any statement to make?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

Yes, Sir. I regret that the special conditions in this port left something to be desired, but every effort has been and is being made to secure that the arrangements for our officers and seamen shall be as good as circumstances permit.