Beer and Wines (Railway Traffic).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 27th June 1921.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Galbraith Mr Samuel Galbraith , Spennymoor


asked the Minister of Transport the weight of ale and beer, and spirits and wine, carried on the railways of the United Kingdom during the calendar year 1920?

Photo of Sir Eric Geddes Sir Eric Geddes , Cambridge

The tonnage of ale and porter, including empties, charged at station-to-station rates conveyed by railways in the United Kingdom during the year 1920 was 1,678,000 tons. The tonnage of wines and spirits conveyed at rates including collection and delivery was 327,000 tons.