HC Deb 23 June 1910 vol 18 cc489-90

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the incorrect tare weights of waggons used by certain colliery proprietors, which result in coal merchants being supplied with short weight of coal; and whether, in the interest of honest trading, he will introduce legislation so to amend the Weights and Measures Acts as to secure the more frequent and correct tareing of all railway trucks used in the coal trade?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

I am giving the subject to which my hon. Friend calls attention my careful consideration. The matter is full of difficulty, and I have not yet been able to come to a conclusion as to the steps which it may be possible to take.