HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 cc2962-3W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Lough Swilly Railway Company have, during the present year, raised the fares charged to migratory labourers and to fishworkers between Burtonport and other stations, and the terminus of the line at Londonderry; that the company has also raised the rates on certain classes of goods from 10s. 10d. to 15s. per ton; that many complaints are made by traders and others of the delay in the delivery of goods; and whether, having regard especially to the fact that the Letterkenny and Burtonport line was built with public money, and is worked by the Lough Swilly Company under an agreement with the Irish Board of Works, any steps can be taken to ensure the more satisfactory working of the line?


I have not received any complaints in these matters, but I am sending a copy of my hon. Friend's question to the railway company for their observations, and I will communicate with him on receipt of their reply.