§ SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Treaty with Portugal, signed 26th February, 1884, is still in force; and, whether Articles IX. and X. (especially sub-section 2) of that Treaty provide for the treatment of goods in transit through the Portuguese territories on the East Coast of Africa, and that dues on such goods shall not exceed 3 per cent ad valorem?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON)(who replied) (Manchester, N.E.) said
The Treaty signed February 26, 1884, by Earl Granville was never ratified, and has, therefore, never been in force.