§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
On behalf of the hon. Member for Galway City I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what representations have been made to His Majesty's Government by the Canadian Government in regard to the difficulty with Germany over tariff regulations; when were such representations made; and 385 has the Canadian Government sought the intervention of His Majesty's Government in the dispute.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
The High Commissioner for Canada made representations on behalf of the Government of the Dominion on this subject in 1898 and 1899 which were brought before the German Government by His Majesty's Ambassador at Berlin, and in 1901 when these representations had been fruitless, the Government of the Dominion discussed the matter informally with the German Consul-General at Ottawa. No formal communications have passed with I the Government of Canada on the subject since 1901.