HC Deb 08 April 1884 vol 287 cc39-40

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, What arrangements have been made, in the interests of British commerce, in the matter of the Suez Canal difficulty?


Sir, arrangements have been made with the Association of Shipowners, who represent, I believe, not less than three-fourths of the tonnage passing through the Canal, and we believe that those arrangements are satisfactory, and they are now being carried into effect. If the right hon. Gentleman desires further information, he will, perhaps, put his Questions to my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer; but I may say that Papers have been laid before the House which explain the whole of the matter.