HC Deb 25 May 1891 vol 353 c968

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government are aware if any action has been taken by the Venezuelan Government with reference to the recommendation of the Committee of Congress as to the 30 per cent. additional differential duty charged upon West Indian imports; and, if not, whether, having regard to the importance of the subject to the West Indian Colonies, the Secretary of State will communicate with the Governor of Trinidad upon the subject?

SIR J. GORST (for Baron H. de WORMS)

Her Majesty's Government have not been informed that the Venezuelan Government has taken any action in this matter, and will inquire whether the Governor of Trinidad has received such information.