HC Deb 28 February 1905 vol 141 c1459

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can explain the reasons which caused the Foreign Office, after their protest and demand in 1887, to accept as decisive in the case of Mr. John Godden, a British subject, the opinion of Mr. De Brauw, a Dutch lawyer moving in Government circles, although the Law Officers of the Crown had in 1887 declared that they differed from Mr. De Brauw.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) On further consideration of the facts submitted to them the Law Officers saw reason to alter the opinion they had originally expressed.

Countries. Quantities imported from the countries named. Quantities consigned from the countries named.
Cwts. Cwts.
Argentine Republic
Chile 24,409
Peru 1,017,537 1,051,830
British West India Islands 705,248 685,006
British Guiana 340,742 282,819
Cuba 349