HC Deb 22 June 1903 vol 124 cc46-7
SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether His Majesty's Government have ever accepted the United States contention that concessions granted conditionally and for a consideration cannot be claimed by us under the most-favoured-nation clause; and whether the Government still act on the view of most-favoured-nation clauses laid down in the despatch of Lord Granville of the 12th February, 1885, on the advice of the Board of Trade.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The answer to the first Question is in the negative; to the second, in the affirmative.