HC Deb 28 March 1899 vol 69 c639
MR. FLYNN (Cork, North)

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in respect to the speech of M. Hezeduis, Minister of Commerce in the Hungarian Parliament on the 23rd instant, whether it is a fact, as stated by M. Hezeduis, that the imposition of a countervailing duty on sugar by the Legislative Council of India contravenes the Most Favoured Nation Treaty on the ground that, according to that Treaty, no Colony is entitled to impose higher duties on Austro- Hungarian goods than on the goods of any other country; and, if so, what action does the Foreign Office intend to take?


I can only refer the honourable Member to my answer to his question last night. We are not prepared to accept the view expressed in his question.