HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1358-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed at a special meeting of the Fethard Urban Council, presided over by the chairman, Mr. Michael Slattery, J.P., protesting against the action of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company in reference to the lack of facilities granted to man and beast at the Fethard October fair, and calling attention to the fact that cattle sent to the station at seven o'clock a.m. were not loaded until six p.m., inflicting hardship on the men in charge of them, the majority of whom had to come long journeys, starting from their homes at two o'clock in the morning, and involving injury to the cattle by leaving them standing in slush in the rough yards attached to the station; if he will say whether an inquiry will be held as to the cause of the neglect of the railway com- pany to provide sufficient accommodation; and whether steps will be taken to prevent a recurrence of such conduct in the future?


My attention had not previously been called to this matter, but I will make inquiries and inform the hon. Gentleman of the result.