§ MR. BLACK (Banffshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Germany has offered to restore Canada to most-favoured-nation treatment upon terms which do not include recall on the part of Canada of her preference to the Mother Country; if he will state what is the position of the negotiations between Germany and Canada; through what medium they are being conducted; and when will Papers be laid.
§ * THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (EARL PERCY,) Kensington, S.
As to the first Question I would refer the hon. Member to the Parliamentary Paper, "Commercial, No. 5, 1903," giving correspondence between the British and German Governments and particularly to the last two Papers. The position has not altered since then. The Secretary of State for the Colonies is in communication with the Government of Canada in regard to the matter. There are no further Papers which can be published at present.