HC Deb 15 June 1903 vol 123 c953
MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that Irish butter, which arrives in London thirty-six hours after consignment from the south-west of Ireland, takes forty-eight hours longer to be delivered at any place within a radius of twenty-five to forty miles of London, while foreign butters are delivered punctually in the same districts; and, if so, will he, in the interest of the Irish saltless butter trade, take steps to have this state of things remedied by the railway companies over whose lines this produce is carried.


The Board of Trade have received no representations alleging such delay in the delivery of Irish butter by railway as compared with foreign butter, but if any specific cases of delay are submitted to the Board, inquiry will at once be made into the circumstances.