HC Deb 05 February 1904 vol 129 c476

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any communications have been made by the present or previous Governments to the United States Government as to steps that might be taken by international agreement to restrain or minimise the disastrous results to trade and manufactures in both countries from the manipulation of the produce markets, whether as to cotton or wheat or other articles, by the attempts of speculators to create corners and to artificially drive up prices.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) I am not aware of any such communications having been made.