HC Deb 31 March 1890 vol 343 cc298-9
MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the great trouble, inconvenience, and loss caused to partners in firms shipping goods to the United States of America, through their being compelled personally to attend the American Consulate to make declarations on all consignments of the value of £10 and upwards; and whether it is not possible to come to an arrangement with the United States Government whereby this inconvenience may be avoided?


Her Majesty's Minister has addressed the United States Government with reference to the memorials received on this subject from Chambers of Commerce, and has asked for modifications of the regulations in the sense desired. He has been informed that the regulations are undergoing revision, but has not been able as yet to ascertain whether the grievance complained of has been remedied.