HC Deb 17 July 1876 vol 230 c1479

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether it is the fact that the representatives of some of the principal journals of Germany and Belgium at Philadelphia have refused to describe any of the British or Colonial exhibits on the ground of want of information and courtesy at the British Commission Office; and is the Government aware that dissatisfaction is felt by British and Colonial exhibitors at Philadelphia with the management of the arrangements and conduct of the office under the control of the British Commissioners; and, if so, whether it is their intention to remodel the constitution of the Commission, or take other means to remove the causes for dissatisfaction?


Sir, in consequence of the hon. Member's Question I caused inquiries to be made at the various Government Departments concerned in the matter, and no information has reached the Privy Council, the Foreign Office, or the Colonial Office which would support the allegations made in the Question of the hon. Member.