HC Deb 26 May 1903 vol 122 c1798

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has made any official proposals for colonial tariffs giving preferential rates to British as against foreign goods and manufactures; whether any negotiations have recently; passed between the British and Colonial Governments with regard to mutual tariff concessions, in view of existing commercial treaties with foreign States securing for this country the Most-Favoured Nation treatment; and, if so, will he lay the correspondence on the Table of the House.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) No, Sir.