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A deputation from the Chamber of Commerce waited on the Minister of Railways to-night and asked that tile freight on wool sent back to thn country for scouring should be reduced. It was pointed out Lhat the Department frequently got thiee freights on a bale of wool .sent back for scouring. The shortage of trucks anl the delay and loss caused to business men weie also mentioned, and the Miniter was asked to remedy the defect. Mr Herries replied that the rail.vay tariff was being revised, and it was hoped to bring aboujL improvements. He wanted to see his way clear to make up the revenue in some way before' al-' terations were made. He eoiild not see his way clear at present to make the concession asked for on wool. He recognised that wool-scouring,,, should be encouraged in the, country, but he did not think this should bo done'at the expense of the Railway' Depai tment. They were endeavouring to cope with the shortage of trucks and more trucks were being constructed. T!ie abnormal season had accounted ml a large measure for the deficiency.

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RAILWAY TARIFF., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8810, 5 March 1914

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RAILWAY TARIFF. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8810, 5 March 1914

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