§ MR. ILLINGWORTH (Bradford, W.)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, 807 Whether he will undertake that Papers containing a full account of the negotiations concerning the sugar bounties, and of the proceedings of the Conference, shall be laid before the House, so as to give ample time for considering and discussing them before any legislation on the subject is attempted in this country?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
(who replied) said: Full information will be supplied to Parliament before any legislation is proposed.
§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
said, he really must ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he would undertake that there would be no legislation on the subject until they had the Papers?
§ MR. ILLINGWORTH
asked, whether the right hon. Gentleman could say if the statement in The Daily News was correct, that the sugar bounties for the coming year would be maintained in France?
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
I have no information on that point. Perhaps the hon. Member will put a Notice on the Paper.