§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the 1026 Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any arrangement has yet been made for collecting Chinese Customs duties on goods entering Manchuria which have been landed at Dalney, or whether this port is allowed an advantage which is refused to New-chwang.
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CKAN-BORNE,) Rochester
At present goods entering China via Dalney have free entry, but His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Peking has reported that an arrangement has been practically concluded by which a Custom House would be established at Dalney on the same conditions as that at Kiaochow. This means that goods imported via Dalney would pay the same duties as at Newchwang.