§ 11. Colonel Sir J. REMNANT
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state why the usual concessions to exhibitors of cattle at the Royal Agricultural Society's show were this year withdrawn by the railway companies; and whether, in order to encourage the breeding and exhibition of high-grade stock, he will take steps to secure the renewal of the customary concessions?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I do not know to what my hon. and gallant Friend refers. The Board of Trade through the Railway Executive did everything in its power to help the Royal Agricultural Society's show at Cardiff by the grant of all the possible facilities. If my hon. and gallant Friend refers to concessions in regard to fares, I can only say that the grant of such concessions has been suspended generally. I am afraid it is too early to predict what may be possible in future years.
§ 31. Colonel Sir J. REMNANT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if his Department was consulted by the Railway Executive before the usual concessions to exhibitors of cattle at the Royal Agricultural Society's Show were withdrawn this year, and what action was taken in order to prevent such withdrawal?
§ Colonel SANDERS
The Board were not consulted, nor did they take any action in the matter to which my hon. Friend refers.
§ Sir J. REMNANT
Was the withdrawal of these concessions brought to the attention of the Board of Agriculture?