§ 66. Mr. CROOKS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether consideration has been given to the representations made by the Woolwich borough council regarding the difficulty in obtaining supplies of granite-curb for street repairs; whether he is aware that in consequence of the present 711 high freightage rates it is impossible to get granite-curb shipped from Guernsey, and vessels leave that port in ballast rather than bring this material at the rates offered; and whether action will be taken to secure the carriage of granite-curb at reasonable rates?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY OF SHIPPING (Colonel Wilson)
Yes, Sir. An endeavour will be made to overcome the difficulty by fixing a reasonable freight rate at which it will be fair to ask vessels to carry granite from Guernsey.