§ MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, although the North Eastern Company have given through rates from Belfast and Larne, yet they refuse to put through rates in operation, either for cattle or goods traffic, between interior Irish stations and stations on their system; and if he can make representation to the Railway Companies on the subject?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. J. BRYCE, Aberdeen, S.)
The Board of Trade have communicated with the Railway Company on 915 the subject of the hon. Member's question, and I gather from their reply that the company are prepared to consider any applications for through rates from traders in Ireland. The company say that they are not prepared, however, to grant through rates for all of their stations to all inland stations in Ireland, but that they must deal with each case or group of cases separately.