HC Deb 02 August 1905 vol 150 c1314
MR. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether we have with Portugal any commercial treaty similar to that subsisting between that country and Germany; whether he is aware that British trade in Madeira is in jeopardy owing to special advantages conceded to or demanded by the Germans; and whether any steps are being taken by this Government to see that our trade has equal chances with other countries in Portugal.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) The Answer to the first Question is in the negative. His Majesty's Government are aware of the concessions to which the hon. Member draws attention, and are in; communication with the Portuguese Government.