§ MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
(for Mr. WATT) (Glasgow, Camlachie) asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether the additional 30 per cent ad valorem duty upon all goods imported is still enforced by Venezuela; and, whether it is a fact that the trade between Trinidad and Venezuela has now virtually ceased to exist?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
(who replied) said: We have no information that this additional duty has ceased to be levied. It is not a fact that trade between Trinidad and Venezuela has now virtually ceased to exist; but there was a falling off in 1887, as compared with 1886, of £10,246 in value of imports to Trinidad (excluding bullion in transit)—namely, from £179,274 to £169,028; and in exports of £26,722—namely, from £168,585 to £141,863.