HC Deb 04 November 1920 vol 134 c600W

asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to a circular letter issued by the managing director of the Anglian Mills, Eye, Suffolk, alleging that the industry producing feeding-stuff from waste products carried on at these mills is being strangled by the excessive railway rates of the Great Eastern Railway Company; and whether, seeing that during the War this industry was described by the Ministry of Food as one of national importance, and that they gave instructions that all needful machinery required by the industry should be, if possible, supplied, as they were saving and using waste products which would otherwise be wasted, and compounding the same into an excellent feeding-stuff, it is, in the opinion of the Department, essential in the national interest; and whether transport facilities can be given to this company to enable them to continue this work that would not be of a preferential nature?


A copy of the circular letter referred to was received on the 30th October. Inquiries are being made of the railway company concerned, and I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as these inquiries are complete.