§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has received satisfactory replies to the Circular Dispatch issued on his assuming office to Colonial Governments as to the best means of developing trade between the Mother Country and the Colonies, and if the suggestions contained in such replies will be published as soon as practicable for the information of the producing industries of the British Empire?
The replies to my Circular Dispatch of 28th November 1895, are not yet quite complete. As soon as they are, I hope to lay them on the Table of the House. I think the hon. Member will find that they contain a great deal of interesting and suggestive matter.