HC Deb 27 August 1914 vol 66 c182W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Board of Works have received complaints regarding the charges in respect of boxes and personal effects made to girls recently engaged in fish-curing at English and Scotch ports on their return to Ireland by the Lough Swilly Railway Company; whether he is aware that similar charges were not made in previous years; and whether, under the agreement by which the Burtonport extension line is leased to this company by the Board of Works, the Board can take any steps to regulate excessive charges by the company?


The Board of Works report that they have no information as to these charges. The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company is responsible for the fares and rates charged on the line within maxima determined by Statute. I am informed that my hon. Friend has forwarded various invoices for consignments, and inquiries will be made. It is observed that in some instances the amount charged includes transport from Belfast to Londonderry over another company's line.