HC Deb 08 July 1907 vol 177 cc1163-4
Mr. JOYCE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to a case whore a quantity of choicest unsalted creamery butter, sent from Limerick on 24th June, did not arrive at Stony Stratford until the afternoon of 28th June; will he inquire whether this butter arrived in London early on 26th June; if an order is given at 5 p.m. at Stony Stratford to a London firm, whether the butter is delivered next morning; if a box of butter sent from Limerick on 24th June was not delivered at Newport Pagnell on 28th June; and whether, seeing that this conduct on the part of the railway company complained of is tending to kill the Irish trade, pressure will be brought to bear on them by the Board of Trade to forward Irish produce within a reasonable time.


We are in communication with the railway company with regard to the matter to which the hon. Member calls attention, but so far have not received their answer. On receipt of it I will see that the hon. Member is furnished with a copy.