§ MR. SCHWANN
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can explain why the Consular Report on the state of trade for 1899 in Maceio and Pernambuco has not been published yet; and whether the Report has been in the possession of the Foreign Office since May last; and can he state when it will be printed, as it is anxiously awaited in various commercial quarters.
§ * VISCOUNT CRANBORNE
The Report in question has not reached the Foreign Office. Her Majesty's Consul was recently reminded of his omission.