HC Deb 01 April 1898 vol 55 c1663
MR. J. G. A. BAIRD (Glasgow, Central)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in negotiating the new Commercial Treaties with Germany and Belgium, it is intended to safeguard the interests of the British Home and Colonial sugar industry by introducing clauses to effectually prevent export bounties on sugar imported into the United Kingdom?


The subject which has been raised by my hon. Friend has not been lost sight of; but while the new Treaties are still in course of negotiation, it would, I think, be unadvisable to make any statement as to what may, or may not, be their ultimate contents.