HC Deb 27 August 1880 vol 256 cc357-8

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the Mercantile Marine Bill, providing for bounties upon French shipping, which was passed on the Second Reading in the Chamber of Deputies of France in the month of July, has passed the Senate, and become Law; and, whether he will lay upon the Table of the House all the Correspondence between Her Majesty's Government and the French Government upon this subject?


The Bill referred to by the noble Lord has not yet passed the Senate, and has not, therefore, become law. I have this afternoon laid upon the Table further Correspondence on this subject in continuation of that contained in Parliamentary Paper No. 31, commencement of this year.