HC Deb 22 July 1903 vol 125 c1444

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Canada has since 1897 been in direct correspondence with Germany as to tariff arrangements; and, if so, whether the correspondence will be published.


The Canadian Government can only communicate with the Government of Germany through His Majesty's Government, but some informal and unofficial discussions took place between Herr Bopp, the German Consul-General, at Ottawa, and members of the Dominion Government, in 1901, of which there is, so far as I am aware, no record. All the correspondence has already been published.