§ Sir G. RENTOUL
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been directed to the hardship inflicted on the fishing industry by the insistence of the railway companies on the prepayment of carriage on the transport of fish in England and Wales; and whether he will take steps to remedy this matter?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
The requirement as to prepayment of carriage charges has on several occasions been considered by the railway companies, who have not seen their way to withdraw or modify the present arrangements. The terms and conditions of carriage of merchandise by railway have been settled by the Railway Rates Tribunal and I have no powers in the matter.