HC Deb 14 June 1878 vol 240 c1492

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he will be good enough to inform the House of the nature of the communications received from the United States Government relative to the Award recently made by the Fisheries Commissioners under Article 22 of the Treaty of Washington; if the amount awarded is equivalent to the value of the inshore fisheries of the North American Colonies, or if the Award requires modification as indicated in the Report made to the Senate by the United States Committee on Foreign Relations on the 28th May last, and in which the value of the fisheries is alleged to be only 25,000 dollars per annum in place of the amount awarded; and, further (if not inconvenient to the public service), if he will cause all the Correspondence between the several contracting parties to be placed upon the Table of the House?


Sir, I believe that up to the present time no communication has been received from the United States Government relative to this Award. I am, however, having all the Papers examined, and, I believe, we shall be in a position shortly to present Papers on the subject.