§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has seen the statement of Mr. Herbert Sullivan, a butter exporter, to the effect that before the amalgamation of the Great Southern and Western and the Waterford and Limerick Railways, his consignments of butter were taken from Newcastle, county Limerick, to London within eighteen hours, and that between the dates 18th April and 26th June of this year twelve similar consignments of his from Newcastle to London on twelve different dates were not delivered until four or five days after shipment; and whether he will take any and what steps to test the truth of Mr. Sullivan's charges; and, if they are found to be correct, will he take any, and, if so, what action to induce or compel the Great Southern and Western Company to give a better service to the public, so that Irish farm and other products may be expedited to English markets.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The statement in question has been received. The Depart- 445 merit of Agriculture and Technical Instruction is inquiring into the matter.