HC Deb 04 March 1920 vol 126 cc672-3W

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the feeling amongst farmers on the subject, he will consider the advisability of abolishing the present system of compulsory prepayment on carriage of live stock?


So far as I am aware, there is no general system of compulsory pre-payment of carriage charges on live stock sent by freight train. If the hon. Member refers to carriage by passenger train, pre-payment is the rule in respect of all traffic. I am informed that very little live stock is so forwarded by the farmers. I shall be glad, however, to look into any particular case which the hon. Member has in mind.