HC Deb 20 April 1921 vol 140 cc1901-2W
Captain W. BENN

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the freights charged for eggs from Ireland to Glasgow are 500 per cent, higher than those charged in 1914, and for small quantities 800 per cent, higher than pre-War rates; and whether an immediate and substantial reduction can be made in these freights?


My attention has been called to this matter. Inquiries are being made, and I will advise the hon. and gallant Member of the result. It will be appreciated, however, that as the steamships plying between Ireland and Glasgow are not railway-owned, the Minister of Transport has no control over the freights which they charge.