§ Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the time which is still taken in clearing goods from the ports; and if he will investigate the reasons for the non-delivery from Hull to the purchasers, Messrs. Thomas Sudden and Son, Limited, of Brighouse, of three consignments of maize, oats, and China beans, the first of which was bought on 31st July and the other two in the middle of September?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I have no knowledge of this or other individual consignments, and with the staff of the Ministry at its present dimensions I would find it quite impossible to take up such matters, but, in view of the dates quoted, if my hon. Friend will advise those for whom he speaks to forward him the full correspondence with the railway companies concerned, after which I shall be glad to go into the matter departmentally with my hon. Friend.