§ MR. MACONOCHIE (Aberdeenshire, E.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a position to reply regarding the importation of British herrings into Archangel.
§ EARL PERCY
The Vice-Consul at Archangel reports that no Scotch herrings have vet been imported there. It is laid down in the Russian tariff that fresh fish of all kinds, even if unaccompanied by certificates proving their Russian origin, as well as fresh, salted, dried, and air-dried fish of all kinds imported in Russian vessels at ports in the Government of Archangel by inhabitants of that district are free of duty. It has been ascertained from His Majesty's Ambassador at St. Petersburg that these regulations for the duty-free import of herrings at Archangel apply to all countries.