HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 c309
MR. M'GOVERN (Cavan, W.)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Midland Great Western Railway Company refuses to give a through rate from Killeshandra to Scotland except viâ Dublin, which is over 100 miles further from Killeshandra than viâ Belfast, and delays by at least twenty-four hours the delivery of perishable goods such as pork, butter, and eggs in hot weather; and, if so, will the Board of Trade use its powers to compel this company to send goods from Killeshandra to Scotland viâ Belfast at through rates when requested by the consigners to do so.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Perhaps I may be permitted to reply to this Question. The Department of Agriculture in Ireland has received a complaint to the effect stated, and will make inquiry into the matter.