MR. PHILIPPS (Pembrokeshire)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Great Western Railway Company claims that in the event of a horse being too large for one stall of their horse boxes they shall charge the ordinary rate and one-half; and whether, in view of the importance to farmers of encouraging the breeding of shire horses, he will, by legislation or otherwise, endeavour to induce the company to abandon this charge.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
It is not clear from the question whether reference is made to the carriage of shire horses by passenger or goods train; I have, however, received a letter from the company which I shall be happy to show the hon. Member. The Board of Trade have no jurisdiction to revise the charges.