§ MR. SOARES (Devonshire, Barnstaple)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the negotiations between His Majesty's Government and the Government of Venezuela with reference to the 30 per cent. differential surtax on importations from the West Indian Colonies into Venezuela have yet been concluded; if so, with what result; and whether he can now lay Papers upon the Table.
§ EARL PERCY
The question of the differential surtax is still the subject of negotiation at Caracas and no Papers can at present be laid.