HC Deb 25 May 1897 vol 49 c1268

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to the Dingley Tariff Bill now before the Congress of the United States, and to the increased duty proposed to be placed by that Bill on salted mackerel and other cured fish: and whether Her Majesty's Government will direct that every possible representation will be made to the Government of the United States to prevent this large increase of duty, which would seriously injure the trade of the west coast fisheries of Ireland?


Her Majesty's Ambassador at Washington will be instructed to repeat the representations with regard to the proposed increase of duty on mackerel which he has already made to the United States Government with regard to a similar proposal concerning herrings.