HC Deb 01 June 1897 vol 50 cc27-8

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, as in the 14th Annual Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland it is urged that the Governments of Russia and Austria should be approached with a view to a reduction in the duty on herrings entering those countries from Scotland, and that the Foreign Office hesitates to appeal to the Russian Government, will he state whether there are any circumstances to prevent an application to the Austrian Government on the subject?


It is not considered that an application of this nature would lead to any useful result.