HC Deb 08 June 1880 vol 252 c1453

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he is aware of the intention of the French Government to impose a Duty of 70 francs per 100 kilogrammes on fishing nets; and, if so, what course, if any, he purposes taking?


The French Chamber of Deputies has voted a duty of 70 francs per 100 kilogrammes on cotton fishing nets in the proposed new general tariff now before the Chambers; but it is to be remembered that the general tariff is distinct from the Treaty tariff to which English goods are subject on importation into France. This item of the tariff shall, however, receive attention in the course of any commercial negotiation with France.