§ MR. FIELD
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the rate of a waggon of sheep from Ballyhaunis, county Mayo, to Liverpool is £4 10s., whilst the rate from Claremorris, a station on the same line thirteen miles further from Dublin, is only £4; that such preferential rates exist in Ireland when there is either railway or water competition; and whether he will have inquiries made with the view of inducing the carrying companies to give similar mileage rates from each station.
§ MR. BONAR LAW
Representations have been made to the Board of Trade that the rates are as stated by the hon. Member, and the Board are in communication with the Midland and Great Western Railway Company on the subject.