HC Deb 17 February 1904 vol 130 c8
MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether coal has been declared by the Russian or Japanese Government to be contraband of war, or has coal been treated by the belligerents as contraband.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) His Majesty's Government have not learned that any declaration on the subject has been made by either of the belligerents.