HC Deb 20 April 1893 vol 11 c778

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a communication from Mr. James Keith, engineer, of Arbroath and London, dated the 13th instant, drawing his attention to the fact that it was agreed at a meeting of Railway Directors and traders hold in the office, and under the auspices, of the Board of Trade on the loth ultimo, that the rates for castings from Arbroath to London should be 35s. per ton, at owner's risk and without a minimum; that this arrangement has been disregarded by the North British Railway Company; and whether he will take steps to protect the interests of the traders?


Mr. Keith has been asked whether he will be satisfied with the arrangement referred to; and, if so, the Railway Company will be asked to withdraw the condition of a minimum consignment which is at present demanded.