HC Deb 17 August 1894 vol 28 c1387
SIR A. ROLLIT (Islington, S.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that an alteration has recently been made by the Corporation of the City of London in respect of the market dues on fish; whether such dues, as now charged, are £1 (in lieu of £2) on fishing vessels arriving in the Port of London, and carrying upon an average 100 tons, while in the case of fish carried by laud the duos are 2s. 6d. per van carrying three tons, which amounts to a preference in favour of sea-borne fish, and whether it is in accordance with the Act regulating the dues; and whether there is any remedy against such differential treatment of seaborne fish as against fish carried to market by rail or otherwise?


As I informed the House on the 27th day of July last, the Corporation of London have reduced their tolls on fish-laden vessels by one-half. The statutory provisions regarding the full tolls chargeable on the fish brought to Billingsgate Market by the different modes of conveyance will be found in the Schedule to the Act of 1846 relating to Billingsgate Market. The Board of Trade have no jurisdiction in regard to any reduction which may be made by the Corporation of tin; tolls contained in that Schedule.