HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 cc2085-6

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the destruction of 20 tons of surplus fish in Edinburgh Fish Market because of the refusal of the railway companies to rail it south, where it was urgently needed, under a freight rate arrived at by the railways combine; and whether he contemplates any anti-trust legislation that will prevent the railway companies standing in the way of the legitimate demand of the people for cheap and abundant food?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have been asked to reply. I have no information in regard to the first part of the question. As to the second part, I would remind the hon. Member that Sections 60 and 78 of the Railways Act, 1921, provide a means by which existing railway charges may be brought to the determination of the Railway Rates Tribunal, and I see no reason to propose amending legislation.

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