HC Deb 06 June 1890 vol 345 c156
SIR T. ESMONDE (Dublin Co., S.)

I bog to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Her Majesty's Government will consider the advisability of initiating negotiations with the Government of the French Republic with a view to the purchase of the rights of French fishermen in the coast fisheries of Newfoundland?


No statement can be made upon the subject at present, or until Her Majesty's Government have had an opportunity of consulting the Prime Minister of Newfoundland and the other Representatives of the Colonial Government.

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