HC Deb 28 March 1873 vol 215 cc297-8

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any steps are being taken at Constantinople or elsewhere to arrest the introduction of increased and prohibitory shipping tolls on the Suez Canal?


Her Majesty's Government, Sir, have given their most careful attention to this matter, and have been in communication for some time past with the Governments of other maritime countries respecting it. The whole question of the Dues on the Canal is now under the consideration of the Porte, and Her Majesty's Ambassador at Constantinople has been instructed to urge that the interests of the shipowners should be duly regarded.