§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the freight rate charged on goods from Listowel via Watterford to Liverpool is 30s. per ton, while from Newcastle West, twenty-four miles less land carriage by same route, it is 32s. 6d. per ton, and for butter in casks 30s. 0d. per ton; and, if so, will he say what is the reason for this difference.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
Butter from Listowel to Liverpool via Waterford is conveyed at the exceptional rate of 30s. per ton, and the same rate is charged for the carriage of butter from Newcastle West to Liverpool. In the latter case the rate was reduced in October, 1902, from 32s. 6d. per ton.