HC Deb 14 March 1911 vol 22 cc2203-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he proposes to take any action with the object of giving effect to the recommendation made by the recent Board of Trade railway conference, that an advisory committee of experts should be appointed to whom the Board of Trade might refer questions at issue between traders and the railway companies in connection with the inclusion of articles other than explosives in the list of dangerous goods?


The committee to which my hon. Friend refers has already been constituted. The members are Sir Thomas Thorpe (nominated by the Board of Agriculture and the Board of Trade), Colonel Hefferman (nominated by the Admiralty and War Department), and Major Cooper-Key (nominated by the Home Office).