§ Mr. CRUMLEY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to a resolution recently passed by the Irish Pig Dealers' Association requesting the Board of Trade to hold a sworn inquiry into private pooling arrangements recently come to between the Great Southern and Western Railway and the Midland Great Western Railway Companies, whereby members of the pig trade have suffered loss and inconvenience; and whether such inquiry will be held at an early date?
The resolution referred to has not reached the Board of Trade. The Board have no power to hold such a sworn inquiry as that suggested, but if my right hon. Friend is furnished with particulars of the loss and inconvenience complained of, he will consider whether he can usefully communicate with the railway companies concerned.