HC Deb 27 March 1893 vol 10 c1186

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the Railway Companies have under consideration the precise definition of a reasonable time as applied to the carriage of live stock; whether exceptional cases, such as the detention of animals for 30 or 24 hours in railway trucks, comes within that term; and whether compensation for undue delay and deterioration comes within the scope of the statement which is to be placed before the House at Easter?


The Board of Trade have no power to determine what is a "reasonable time" as applied to the carriage of live stock, but if any case of undue detention is brought under my notice I will call upon the Railway Company for an explanation.