§ * SIR ALBERT ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the Treaties with foreign countries referred to in Parliamentary Paper, "Commercial, No. 3 (1896)," clearly cover the case of the importation of live animals as distinguished from differential fiscal treatment; and, if so, what are the exact words of the favoured-nation clauses in such Treaties, or some of them, and which, applying to the case of such importation?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. GEORGE CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The words of Article V. of the Treaty between Great Britain and the Zollverein of May 30th, 1865, may be quoted as an example:—No prohibition of importation or exportation shall be established by either of the Contracting Parties against the other which shall not at the same time be applicable to all other nationalities.