HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 cc2032-3
68. Mr. FIELD

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that many English conveying companies refuse to take delivery of goods for Ireland; and whether he will endeavour to have this complaint remedied?


I am afraid that in present circumstances some difficulties in connection with the conveyance of goods to Ireland are inevitable. If, however, I am furnished with particulars of any specific complaint, I will look into the matter.


Is not the hon. Gentleman aware of the constant complaints respecting this delay, which has been going on for months, and nothing has been done by the Department to try to remedy it?


We are receiving many complaints from all parts of the country, and we find that under existing circumstances some delay is unavoidable. On the other hand, we do all we can to remedy the matter.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware of any cases where a manufacturer in this country has experienced the elapse of two months before goods sent off have been received in Ireland?


I can assure the hon. Gentleman we receive as many complaints from this country as we do from Ireland.

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