HC Deb 17 February 1932 vol 261 c1635

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that the railway companies benefit by the De-rating Act in return for passing on the benefit to specific classes of commercial freight users, he is aware that in passing on this benefit the railway companies are differentiating between the same class of trader in different parts of the country; and whether, if the facts are laid before him, he will investigate them with a view to making representations to the railway companies concerned?


The traffics to benefit under the freight rebate scheme are specified in the Act. I am not aware of any differentiation by the railway companies such as my hon. Friend suggests, but any question as to whether a rebate under the scheme is allowable, or, as to the amount of such rebate, is one for the decision of the Railway Rates Tribunal.