HC Deb 09 August 1872 vol 213 c836

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether, in the event of the French Government resuming negotiations for the revision of the French Treaty of 1860, care will be taken that British shipping will be put on "the most favoured nation" footing?


Her Majesty's Government in any negotiation with France will do their best to provide for the shipping as well as the commercial interests of this country; but as no such negotiation is now on foot, it is, of course, impossible to state what will be the result of any communications with the French Government on those matters.