§ Mr. PERKINS
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received complaints from traders against the increased railway rates on condensed milk, milk 535W powder and other milk products; whether the Rates Advisory Committee has been consulted on the matter; and whether they have held the public inquiry provided by the Transport Act, Section 21?
§ Mr. NEAL
Some such complaints have been received from traders against the increased railway rates which were adopted by the Minister of Transport on the advice of the Rates Advisory Committee. It was open to the Rates Advisory Committee to hold a public enquiry or not, as they deemed fit, before reporting, and the Committee's reasons for not taking that course are stated in their report.