HC Deb 28 February 1896 vol 37 c1391
MR. C. E. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether there are any real grounds for the prevailing impression that British merchants and traders in and to Madagascar will shortly be subjected to fiscal and other disabilities which will not be laid on French traders in and to that island, or whether British traders may continue their business in the security that will enjoy the same fiscal and commercial conditions as their French competitors?


The new Treaty between France and Madagascar has not yet been communicated to Her Majesty's Government, and they are, therefore, not, as yet, in a position to express an opinion in regard to it.

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