HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 cc65-6

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Great Southern and Western Railway charge 36s. 6d. per ton for salt mackerel and herrings from Dingle to Dublin, while they take the same merchandise from Dingle to Liverpool, viâ Dublin, for 12s. per ton; and that fishcurers in Dingle who want to sell in Dublin consign it to Liverpool, via Dublin, and thence back again to Dublin, for 15s. per ton; and having regard to the effect on the fish trade and the Irish consumer of the rates charged by the Great Southern and Western Railway to all those districts from which there are not competing modes of transit, whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into these rates with a view to uniformity and equality of incidence.


I have no information in this matter beyond what is alleged in the question. If, however, a statement is made to the Department of Agriculture by any person aggrieved by the rates, inquiry will be made.