§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to several cases in which butter consigned from Ireland was delayed and damaged in transit, namely, a consignment sent from Castleblaney to the Glasgow depôt, 9, Ingram Street, Glasgow, which arrived on the 18th instant badly damaged and three pounds of the butter lost; fourteen boxes of butter sent from Aylwardstown Station, consigned viâ Dublin and Holyhead to 34, Cumberland Street, Liverpool, delayed, boxes broken, and butter over-heated and soiled; and thirty boxes of butter from Carrick-on-Suir to depôt, Cumberland Street, Liverpool, also consigned via Waterford and Liverpool, boxes broken, butter running through them, some quite empty in the sides and hollow in the centre; all those consigned by the Irish Co-operative Agency Society; and whether notice will be taken of this conduct by the railway companies concerned.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
I have communicated with the railway companies concerned in the land transit of the consignments referred to, and I will inform the hon. Member of the result.