§ Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. NORTON GRIFFITHS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that it is now the general practice of railway companies to refuse to accept for return to machine-tool manufacturers empty cases in which their machines have been packed, and that as a consequence men are being employed in making cases who should be engaged in other work, and, in addition to the waste of wood, there is also the question of the carriage of the new cases which would not be needed if firms could recover those that had left their workshops; and if he will take steps to remedy this grievance?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer, of which I am sending him a copy, given on the 21st July to a question asked by the hon. and gallant Member for Westbury (Brigadier-General Palmer).