HC Deb 23 February 1893 vol 9 cc174-5
MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he has communicated with the Railway Companies as to whether traders who have signed "owner's risk" notes for the carriage of goods will get the same advantage as may be granted to those who send goods at company's risk, when the rebate promised by the Railway Companies on the new rates is allowed?


Yes, Sir; and I have received the following letter from Sir Henry Oakley, the Secretary of the Railway Association:— I am authorised by the Association to state that in the event of any alteration of a rate made by the companies, whether the goods are conveyed at the company's or owner's risk, every trader concerned in the traffic will obtain the advantage of any such revision. That course has already been adopted by the companies.