HC Deb 22 April 1909 vol 3 c1787W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Board have approved of railway companies using specially constructed P-wagons to carry cattle and sheep by passenger trains; and whether the Board legalise a specific charge per mile for carriage of single animals, a charge per mile for part wagon, and a charge per mile for a whole wagon?


The use of the wagons in question has not received, and does not require the approval of the Board of Trade, and the charges made are not subject to any statutory maximum, the carriage of cattle by passenger train being a voluntary service on the part of the companies.