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German Shipping (Subsidies)

Volume 65: debated on Monday 20 July 1914

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if the increased subsidies now given, or about to be given, by the German Government to German ships going to Australia amount to a larger sum than the subsidies given to British ships going to Australia; and, if so, how does the Government propose to neutralise the handicap on British trade and shipping?

As the hon. Member was informed, in reply to his question on this subject on the 15th July, inquiries are being made in the matter, but I shall not be in a position to make a statement for some little time.