§ Mr. STEWART
asked the Minister of Transport whether the restriction of allowing only 100 lbs. of baggage per passenger still obtains; whether a railway company can insist that anything in excess of that amount must be unpacked and left behind; if so, whether he will fix a rate for excess baggage, whereby the passenger 244W need not suffer the hardship which might be inflicted on him under the present Regulations should he be going abroad by ship or undertaking a journey at a time and place where it would be highly inconvenient for him to be forced to unpack whatever may be in excess of 100 lbs. and leave it on the platform; and whether in such a case the responsibility for the safe custody and delivery of articles so left behind rests upon the railway company and through them upon his Department?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
The restriction of 100 lbs. in weight of luggage which may accompany a passenger still obtains, but the whole question of luggage accompanying passengers has been under the consideration of the Rates Advisory Committee. It is proposed shortly to restore pre-war free allowances and the right to have excess luggage carried, but the scales for such excess are being revised.