§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government are now aware if the new Tariff Bill proposed by the Ways and Means Committee of the United States has 967 bean published; and, if so, whether he is in a position to state to the House the reductions proposed upon sugar and other articles of British production or manufacture imported into the United States?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir J. FERGUSSON,) Manchester, N.E.
Her Majesty's Minister at Washington has reported by telegraph that the Tariff Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives on the 16th inst. The duty is taken off sugar, and a bounty of two cents per pound given on homo produced sugar. Duties on wool and cutlery are increased. Her Majesty's Minister does not give the details, as they are too lengthy to telegraph; but he has forwarded them by mail, and they may be expected very shortly.