§ MR. HAROLD COX
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Cunard Steamship Company used to maintain a service of steamers that made Halifax its first port of destination on the other side of the Atlantic; and whether the Board of Trade has any information in its possession to show why this commercial company, after several years trial, abandoned Halifax and sent its steamers direct to New York.
§ MR. KEARLEY
I believe the facts are as stated in the first part of the Question. I presume that the company made the change because at the time they considered that the new arrangement would be more advantageous to them.