HC Deb 14 June 1898 vol 59 c220
MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government will consider the propriety of taking advantage of the improved relations between this country and America to induce the American Government to modify the hostile tariff at present imposed on the industrial products of this country, and which is doing so much injury to our trade?


Her Majesty's Government will be glad to avail themselves of any opportunity of improving the commercial relations between this country and the United States, but they at present enjoy most favoured nation treatment in all matters of commerce and navigation, and they have no ground for believing that more favourable treatment would be accorded to this country.