HC Deb 01 March 1860 vol 156 c2049

would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether (the comparatively moderate rates of Import Duty charged by Belgium, Russia, and Prussia on British Herrings being respectively 1s. 6d., 2s.10d., and 3s. per Barrel, worth about 25s., encourage a large trade in that article to the Countries chiefly from the Scotch Fishing Stations, but the French Import Duty being 52s. 6d. per barrel, or prohibitory) any negotiation has taken place, with the view of obtaining a remission or reduction of such Duty on the part of the French Government; and, if so, whether the Correspondence relating thereto may be ordered to be printed?


said, no correspondence on the subject had taken place between Her Majesty's Government and the French Government.