HC Deb 29 July 1903 vol 126 cc680-1

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the representatives of Canada, or of any other colony, expressed an opinion at the Colonial Conference that the mother country was not sufficiently protecting her children in the matter of German discrimination against Canada, or any desire that the mother country should retaliate on Germany by imposing duties on German goods; and whether he will lay upon the Table the Report of the discussion at the Conference on this subject, and of the subsequent discussion between the Canadian Minister and himself.


The opinion of the members of the Conference has been summarised in the Paper on the subject already published. I have already † See page 311. stated in reply to the hon. Member for Dundee, on the 22nd of June,† that nothing further can be published as to what took place at the Conference, because of the objections taken to such a course by some of the colonial representatives.