§ Mr. M. Gibson
begged to ask the right hon. Gentleman opposite a question upon a subject of very great importance. Intelligence had reached him from the Brazils to the effect that it was the intention of the Brazilian Government to adopt a new Tariff, to come into operation after the 10th of November next, and which imposed a higher rate of duties upon all the chief articles of British manufacture than were applied at present. Apprehensions were once entertained that such would be the result of the policy recently adopted by this country, and he wished to know whether Her Majesty's Government had received any intelligence to the effect he had stated?
§ Sir R. Peel
said, that he had seen in the public papers a statement to the effect of that made by the hon. Gentleman. In consequence of the notice which the hon. Gentleman had been polite enough to give him of his question, he had made inquiry at the foreign Office whether any informal ion of the kind had reached Her 739 Majesty's Government, but he found that none such had arrived.