§ Captain BOWYER
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that grain (wheat) is the only raw material which bears the same rate for carriage as the manufactured article; that the damage which is likely to occur to wheat in transit is infinitesimal compared with the damage likely to occur to flour; and whether, in view of the fact that an endeavour is being made to encourage the growth of English wheat, he will consider in fixing the new railway rates the possibility of a smaller charge being made for carrying the raw material (grain) than for carrying the manufactured article in the form of flour?
Sir R. WILLIAMS
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Leominster on the 30th October to a similar question.