HC Deb 03 May 1804 vol 24 c243
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any, and what, negotiations are being conducted between Her Majesty's Government and that of France relative to an amicable settlement of the Newfoundland Treaty obligations; and whether there are any complaints from the inhabitants resident on the Treaty shores relative to the use made of them by the French?


There are at the present moment no negotiations proceeding. Complaints are made from time to time of individual grievances, but, as a rule, the inhabitants resident on the Treaty shore and the Newfoundland fishermen are on friendly terms with the French fishermen.