§ SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the clause in the War Taxes Bill now before the American Senate, which imposes additional tonnage duties on vessels arriving in the United States, has been abandoned; and whether tonnage dues will now be levied as heretofore under the Act of 1886?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
So far as we are aware, no final decision has been arrived at by the American Senate on the shipping clause to which my honourable Friend refers. Though I am confident that the fullest attention will be given to the representations of the shipping interest, it would 188 not be fitting in me to anticipate the judgment at which the Senate may ultimately arrive.