§ MR. ARMITAGE (Leeds, Central)
To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why there has been a reduction in the railway rate on spirits in the Gold Coast, and what the reduction amounted to.
(Answered by Colonel Seely.) There has been no alteration in the railway rate on spirits in the Gold Coast since May, 1907, when the special rate of 3s. 9d. a ton was abolished and spirits 921 were placed in Class I. They are now carried at the highest rate charged on other Class I. articles, namely, 2s. 6d. per ton for the first 50 miles, 2s. 3d. per ton for the next 50, 2s. per ton for the next 50, and 1s. 9d. a ton for mileage beyond 150 miles.