HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 c1273

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been again drawn to the increase in railway rates on live stock carried by the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway, and more particularly on calves and pigs, the increase on the former being nearly 100 per cent. and the increase on the latter nearly 50 per cent. (vide way bills, Pulborough to Streatham Hill), and in the case of the London and South-Western Railway Company, where the increase on sheep from Hurstbourne is nearly 100 per cent. (vide way bills dated 15th April, 1893), notwithstanding the assertions of said companies in respect to a former occasion; and whether he will again call their attention to this subject?


As the hon. Member has been good enough to call my attention to this subject, I have communicated with the companies concerned, but have not yet received their explanation.