§ MR. FINCH (Rutland)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Railway Companies had cancelled the rates for the carriage of Foreign as well as of Home produce, which appeared open to objection on the ground of undue preference; and if the 36 cancelling of these special rates has had the effect of raising the charges paid for the carriage of goods which were imported from abroad?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH,) Bristol, W.
Yes; I assume, from the answers I read to the House the other day, these rates have been cancelled. If not; of course the Railway Commission will have power to adjudicate.