HC Deb 19 April 1905 vol 145 cc584-5
SIR ALFRED HICKMAN (Wolverhampton, W.)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will say what concessions (if any) have been made by the German Government upon their general tariff in compliance with the representations submitted to them by the British Foreign Office; and what number of concessions have been made on articles or goods which are not imported from this country.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) The Report of the Commercial Intelligence Committee, showing the articles in respect of which representations were made by His Majesty's Government, will be found in the Parliamentary Return [Cd. 2044]. Another Return [Cd. 2414] has recently been issued by the Board of Trade showing the modifications introduced into the new German tariff as the result of negotiations between Germany and various other Continental countries. It is impossible to say to what extent the German Government, in agreeing to the modifications stated in the Return, may have been also influenced by the representations made by His Majesty's Government.