§ 7. Mr. WADDINGTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the serious discrimination against producers of cotton manufactures in this country by the new outward rates fixed by the shipowners; is he aware that the rate to Alexandria from Liverpool is 77s. 6d. per ton, and from Antwerp only 28s. per ton, to Bombay, Karachi, Calcutta, and Colombo the rate from Liverpool is 95s. per ton, and from Antwerp 45s. per ton, to Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney the rate from Liverpool is 125s. per ton, and from Antwerp 75s. per ton; and what steps does he propose to take to secure for British produce as cheap a freight as the foreigner obtains?
§ Sir R. HORNE
I will communicate with the shipowners concerned in regard to the instances mentioned by my hon. Friend, and will inform him of the result.