§ 35. Sir ARTHUR STEEL-MAITLAND
asked the Minister of Agriculture the classes of imported agricultural produce in respect of the transport of which de-rating allowance is granted on British railways?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
As the answer is rather a long one, I will, with my right hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ Used in Great Britain.
- Manure, street, stable or farmyard, in bulk.
- Manures, other than street, stable or farmyard, in bulk.
- Lime, limestone, chalk, basic slag, and salt for use as manure.
- Any other substance for use direct as manure, or any manure, substance to be mixed and used as manure, when packed and so consigned.
§ Used in Great Britain for live stock or poultry feeding.
- Grain, ground or flaked.
- Oil cake, whole, broken or ground.
- Meals or husks, in cases, casks, or sacks.
- Foods consisting of meals with spice molasses, or condiment.
- Milling offals, included in the grain list in the Classification of Merchandise for conveyance by railway.
- Treacle delivered direct to farmers.
- Hay or straw, chopped.
- Provender, consisting of chopped hay or straw, mixed with articles included in the grain list in the Classification of Merchandise for conveyance by railway.
- Beetroot pulp (residue from sugar making).
- Carrots, mangel wurzel, or turnips, in bulk.
- Grains, brewers' or distillers' (or draff).
- Potatoes, except new potatoes as defined in the Classification of Merchandise for conveyance by railway.
- Milk (including separated milk but not condensed or dried milk).
- Live Stock.
- The scheme applies to all such traffics carried by rail in this country, whether home or imported.