HC Deb 19 May 1903 vol 122 cc1092-3
MR. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in the interest of British manufactures and for the development of British trade to South Africa, he will consider the advisability of directing the Crown Agents to discontinue shipments of cargo by the Conference lines until such time as the Conference lines cease their methods of penalising traders who desire to send goods by other lines. † See (4) Debates, ciii., 40.


I stated in answer to a Question by the hon. Member for the Otley Division of Yorkshire on the 24th April† that public tenders for the transport of freight would be called for. Meanwhile the contract at present in force does not admit of the action pro posed by the hon. Member.