HC Deb 12 May 1924 vol 173 cc933-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the approximate cost per ton of carrying coal from the Tyne to Newbury by sea, river and canal, as compared with the cost by rail?


If the hon. Member can furnish me with any specific instances of coal being sent from the Tyne to Newbury I shall be glad to have inquiries made as to the cost of carrying it.