HC Deb 30 August 1880 vol 256 cc653-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is within the knowledge of that department that through rates and fares between stations on the Southern Railway, and the Great Southern and Western Railway, were in force during the recent Show at the Royal Agricultural Show at Clonmel, and that these through rates and fares have been summarily stopped by the Great Southern and Western Company, thereby practically closing the Southern Railway for traffic purposes, and throwing a large charge on the baronies of Slievardagh and Middlethird, in the County of Tipperary, who have guaranteed a rate of interest amounting to about five per cent. on £62,900 of Baronial Guaranteed Shares of the Southern Railway Company; and, whether the Board of Trade propose to take any steps to compel the Great Southern and Western Railway Company to give through rates, fares, and facilities to the Southern Railway Company, in accordance with the ordinary practice of all Railway Companies?


in reply, said, he was not aware of the relations between these Companies; but, if either of them had any cause of complaint, such as was alleged in the Question, the best course would be for them to apply to the Railway Commissioners, who had jurisdiction in the matter.