HC Deb 14 March 1905 vol 142 cc1392-3

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to a complaint made by Mr. Robert Gibson, butter merchant, Limerick, as to a delay of nine days in the delivery of a box of butter sent from Limerick to Newport, Essex, by passenger train, on which the highest rate is paid; and, if so, whether he will take steps to insist on the railway companies insuring prompt delivery so that Irish produce will have a fair chance of competing with foreign produce.


No complaint has been received by the Board of Trade of the delay of the consignment of butter referred to, but they have communicated with the Great Southern and Western Railway Company on the subject of the hon. Member's Question, and learn that the delay was due to the consignment having been by mistake conveyed in the, first instance to a place named Newport other than that for which it was intended.