Potatoes(Freight Charges).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 28th November 1922.

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Photo of Mr Archibald Skelton Mr Archibald Skelton , Perth

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he is aware that a schedule of temporary freights reducing traffic charges on the carriage of potatoes on the lines between Scotland and England by from 20 per cent, to 40 per cent, was in force from November, 1921, to June, 1922, inclusive; that no similar schedule has been introduced this season; and whether he will use his best endeavours to have this done?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , New Forest and Christchurch

I am aware that temporary rates, approximately 20 per cent, to 40 per cent, below the ordinary rates, were in operation for potato traffic from Scotland to England during last eeason, and I am informed that similar temporary rates will be given for this traffic from the 1st December, 1922, until the 31st May. 1923.