HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 cc1929-31W

asked the Minister of Transport what are the present through freight rates for the carriage of butter, eggs, and bacon from Copenhagen to London and Manchester; what is the sea freight and railway freight, respectively; and if any rebate or other allowance is given or received by either of the two services in respect of such through freight charges?

Colonel ASHLEY

The railway companies state that they do not quote through sea and rail rates for the carriage of butter, eggs or bacon between Copenhagen and Manchester or London.

ber, 1928; col. 1420, Vol. 223.] supplied the following statement:

The imports of road material, as such, are not separately recorded in the Trade Returns of the United Kingdom. The following table shows the quantities and declared values of the total imports of the undermentioned descriptions of granite into Great Britain and Northern Ireland, distinguishing the principal countries from which these imports were consigned.

The journey from Copenhagen to London is entirely a sea route. I am informed that the sea and railway freights between the places in question are as follow:

Sea freight—Copenhagen to Hull or London:

  • Bacon—24s. per ton.
  • Butter—38s. per ton.
  • Eggs—44s. 3d. per ton.

Railway freight—Hull to Manchester:

  • Bacon—26s. 11d. (5 tons and upwards).
  • Butter—35s. 6d.
  • Eggs—39s. 4d. (owners risk).
To arrive at the throughout charges dues incurred at the ports must be added to the above figures. I understand from the railway companies that their charges are not subject to rebate or other allowance.