§ Mr. R. McNEILL
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that traders desiring to send goods to Ireland have consignments held up owing to the refusal of the railway companies to accept goods for carriage to Ireland; if he will explain the reason for this refusal; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I have not received any representations on this point recently, but I am aware that railway companies have found it necessary in certain cases to decline to accept consignments until they can see their way to forward the traffic to its destination. If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of any special cases he has in mind, I will have inquiry made.