HC Deb 18 March 1879 vol 244 c1160

gave Notice that, on Thursday next, he would ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, If he can lay upon the Table of the House a Copy of the new Tariff now before the Canadian Parliament; if any communication has taken place between Her Majesty's Government and the Governor General, or Government of Canada, on the subject of the proposed increased Customs and Protective Duties in Canada; whether it is intended to represent to the Canadian Government the impolicy of a war of Tariffs between different portions of the Empire; and, whether it is true that the "instructions" to Lord Lorne omitted, for the first time, the Clause requiring that Bills imposing differential Duties should be reserved for Her Majesty's approval?