HC Deb 24 March 1873 vol 215 c15

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What arrangements have been made by Her Majesty's Government for the protection of British interests, in consequence of the recent termination of the French Treaty of Commerce of 1860, pending the ratification by the Government of France of the new Commercial Treaty with that country?


Sir, Her Majesty's Government did not fail to make representations to the French Government on the subject, and the following Law, continuing the existing Treaty Tariff, was passed on the 14th instant by the French National Assembly, and has been promulgated by the French Government:— Les Tarifs conventionnels reateront en vigueur jusqu'à l'application des Tarifs nouveaux votes on a voter par l'Assemblée Nationale.". And. the following translation— The Conventional Tariffs will remain in force until the application of the new Tariffs passed or to be passed by the National Assembly"— was published in The London Gazette of the 18th instant.