No, Sir. As I informed the House during the Debate on the Report stage of the Vote for the Mines Department, I propose in the first instance to obtain the views of my Advisory Committee on this and certain kindred questions. But there is nothing to prevent an application being made to the Rates Tribunal at once.
I understand that the railway rate for coal from Rotherham to London in July, 1914, was 6s. 11d, per ton. The present rate is 10s. 5d. per ton, representing an increase of 50.6 per cent.