§ MR. HEDGES (Kent, Tonbridge)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now say what conclusion has been arrived at with regard to the withdrawal by the railway companies of free carriage of a wastage allowance on Coal freights.
(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The Board of Trade have endeavoured to effect an amicable settlement of this 847 question, but I regret to say that this has not been found possible. The Board have therefore issued the necessary certificate under Section 1 of The Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1894, to enable the complainants to take the case before the Railway and Canal Commission.