HC Deb 14 April 1920 vol 127 cc1694-5W
Brigadier-General WIGAN

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture if, in view of the fact that a large proportion of livestock is conveyed to shows by passenger train, he will make arrangements by which the inconvenience of prepayment of freight charges is avoided?


I have been asked to answer this question. As regards the general question of prepayment of freight charges by passenger train, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Buckingham (Captain Bowyer) on the 13th April. In view of the difficulty of collecting railway charges on the show ground, it was a pre-War practice of the railway companies to re- quire prepayment of freight on show traffic, and there has been no alteration in this respect.