HC Deb 18 March 1929 vol 226 cc1481-2
15. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs if he can give an estimate of the saving in time and cost in the carriage of produce from the prairie provinces of Canada to the United Kingdom which may be expected to result from the opening of the Hudson Bay railway, which is approaching completion, and as to whether the decrease in the cost of transport is likely to be sufficient to bring about any reduction in the retail prices of these commodities here?


I have been asked to reply. The information at my right hon. Friend's disposal does not enable him to form any estimate as to the special points referred to in the hon. Member's question, but he will find various particulars of interest in connection with the Hudson Bay route, in a report recently issued in Canada, which my right hon. Friend will be happy to send him.