§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the provisions of the 6th section of the United States Act to simplify the laws in relation to the collection of the Revenue, to the effect that all such articles of foreign manufacture as are usually marked shall be plainly marked in legible English words so as to indicate the country of their origin, have led to any diplomatic remonstrances at Washington on behalf of this or any other country; and if analogous conditions are exacted by any other nation on the importation of foreign goods?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY,) Northumberland, Berwick
No representations with reference to the M'Kinley Act have been made, either by the present or by the late Government. I am not aware whether any diplomatic remonstrances have been made at Washington by other nations, or whether analogous conditions are exacted in other countries.