§ 18. Mr. FIELD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the freights now levied by shipowners is a principal factor in the price of coal and other commodities in Dublin; and whether the Government will take measures to enable a more moderate profit to shipowners in the interest of consumers; and whether he has received a communication from the Port and Docks Board, Dublin, on the subject?
I have received the communication referred to from the Port and Docks Board, Dublin, and am making some inquiries into the matter. In the meantime, I regret that I am unable to add to the reply already given to my hon. Friend on this subject on 11th July.