HC Deb 19 July 1901 vol 97 cc999-1000
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is yet in a position to state what is the result of the inquiry by the Department of Agriculture into the statement of Mr. Herbert Sullivan, of Curramore, Broadford, Charleville, 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 West, 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 West to London on twelve different dates were not delivered until four or five days after shipment; and, if found to be correct, whether he will 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.


It is not yet possible to state the result of the inquiry referred to.