HC Deb 26 February 1917 vol 90 cc1654-5
16. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the delay in the delivery of foodstuffs from Liverpool; if he has been informed that in one case, for instance, a firm of Liverpool sugar brokers passed an order on to the forwarding agent for the transport by rail of a consignment of sugar on the 3rd January last which had not been railed on the 17th of that month; and if he will make inquiries and ascertain whether there is any reasonable excuse for the present condition of affairs?


I am aware that there has unfortunately been some congestion of traffic in the Liverpool district. I shall be glad if the hon. Gentleman will furnish me with particulars of the case to which he refers in order that inquiry may be made into it.