HC Deb 15 June 1871 vol 207 c67

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the French Government has notified its intention to put an end to the Commercial Treaty with Great Britain; and, if so, whether that Treaty (in conformity with Article No. 21) would not continue in force for twelve months after such notification?


Sir, allusions have been made incidentally to the Treaty of Commerce between England and France by certain members of the French Government to Lord Lyons, but they have never assumed the shape of official communications. Under these circumstances, the hon. Member will probably not think it incumbent upon me to answer the latter portion of his Question.