§ MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he has yet received definite information from Washington as to the reason why shippers from the United Kingdom to the United States of North America are charged 2s. 6d. declaration fee on each invoice, while from Germany to the United States no such fee is charged; and, whether he is aware that in Liverpool alone the declaration fees amount to no less a sum than £2,500 per annum?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) Manchester, N.E.)
Her Majesty's Government are still in communication with the Government of the United States on this subject. We have no information as to the amount of the fees at present levied under the system mentioned.