§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
I bog to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is a fact that the Ways and Means Committee of the United States Government have arrived at an agreement regarding the Sugar Schedule, whereby a reduction of revenue upon sugar imported into the United States of from 30 to 35 million dollars per annum is reported; and, if not, whether he can state the exact amount of the proposed reduction, if any, and any farther particulars with reference to the question?
*THE UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir J. FER-GUSSON,) Manchester, N.E.
Her Majesty's Government have no information as to any proposed reduction of the duty of sugar imported into the United States. They have ascertained from Her Majesty's Minister at Washington that the new Tariff Bill has been postponed owing to the death of a member. The changes proposed in the Bill have not been made public.