§ MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now inform the House the result of the negotiations with the United States Government with regard to modification of the present inconvenient regulations in relation to the declarations which partners in firms have now personally to make on all consignments of goods to that country of the value of £10 and upwards?
§ *SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
I cannot give the hon. Member any further information than I stated in reply to his question on the 31st of March. It is not a matter in which any good would be done by pressing the United States Government.
*Subsequently, MR. CAUSTON
asked: Will the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Board of Trade say whether he does not think it desirable that the United States Government should be pressed on this matter, and will he urge on the Foreign Office the importance of this subject?
§ *SIR MICHAEL HICKS BEACH
I have not seen the question of the hon. Member, and I did not hear the answer.