HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 cc252-3W

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the Southern Railway Company has refused to give the same rates for the conveyance of milk from Wiltshire stations to the London districts as the Great Western Railway Company; and whether he will consider the introduction of legislation to prevent such differentiation?


I am aware that the Great Western Railway Company have adopted reduced rates for milk traffic from certain of their stations in Wiltshire to London. The Southern Railway Company have considered the matter and inform me that they do not see their way to agree to adopt these rates. I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that the Railway Rates Tribunal was established by the Railways Act, 1921, to deal with questions affecting railway charges, and I see no necessity for further legislation.