HC Deb 09 September 1886 vol 308 c1722
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, What measures he intends adopting for the purpose of bringing about a Commercial Treaty between this Country, the West Indian Colonies, and the United States?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (MR. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

The Papers presented to Parliament last year show the circumstances in which it was then not found practicable to come to any arrangement, and up to this time there has been no change in the conditions of the question.