Some of them were not finished until quite a while after the war. But here were these boats, free to be turned loose on the north Atlantic to reduce rates; and when the high commissioner asked the Prime Minister of the day to do it it was not done. They belonged to the north Atlantic conference and they were put on other routes; they were not used to break the freight rates on the north Atlantic. Now we are asked why we do not do it. There are two or three reasons, and I may help my right hon. friend out of the hole a little before I get through.
Subtopic: AGREEMENT WITH SIR WILLIAM PETERSEN- MOTION FOR RATIFICATION DISCUSSED