HC Deb 28 June 1917 vol 95 c550W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company have, since 1st June, raised the freight charges on the carriage of potatoes from Lamlash, Arran, to Glasgow, from 9s. per ton to 16s. 6d., and also that the Caledonian Railway Company have increased their charges fully 100 per cent, on small consignments of goods to Clyde coastal towns; and whether those increased rates have received his sanction?


My attention has not previously been called to the increase in freights referred to, but I will make inquiries and let the hon. Gentleman know the result.