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Timber (Railway Rates).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 25th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr William Shaw Mr William Shaw , Forfarshire

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport if he is aware that owing to the excessive railway rates charged on home-grown timber it is impossible to market this commodity at a profit; that great quantities of timber are being left in the woods to rot; and that three-quarters of the saw-mills in Scotland are standing idle, entailing much unemployment.; and can he say what steps he is prepared to take to secure a reduction in the railway rates?