§ MR. J. TOLLEMACHE
said, he rose to ask the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the attention of Government has been called to the importance of obtaining permission for the transit of Salt through the territory of the Zollverein, with bond 637 ing facilities in the Zollverein Ports, so as to enable this country to send that article into Poland and Russia, which countries are now, to a great extent, supplied with Austrian Salt?
§ MR. MILNER GIBSON
replied, that the attention of the Board of Trade had been called to the question of the transit of Salt through the territories of the Zollverein. He had recently communicated on the subject with his noble Friend at the head of the Foreign Office, and it seemed desirable that inquiries should be made with the view of seeing whether some relaxation should not take place of those regulations which now stood in the way of the transit of Salt through the territories of the Zollverein. The subject would be carefully examined by the Government, and communications would be made with the authorities abroad who would have to deal with the question.