HC Deb 21 January 1902 vol 101 cc470-1

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether any steps will be taken by the Board of Trade, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture in Ireland, to modify the through consignment note now enforced by carrying companies operating between Ireland and Great Britain; whether he is aware that the companies are refusing to carry live stock unless a consignor signs a contract note relieving the companies of liability under the Carriers Act; and, whether they are empowered to withhold a receipt for freight money paid by consignors.


I will enter into communication with the Department of Agriculture in Ireland upon the subject of this Question, but I fear the points involved will prove to be matters which can only be decided by the Courts of Law.

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