HC Deb 17 July 1905 vol 149 c861

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, as one of the principles on which France and Germany have agreed to take part in the conference relative to Morocco is economic liberty without any inequality, this is understood to imply the open door for foreign trade; and whether His Majesty's Government will, in conformity with that principle, suggest the revision of the Convention between France and Britain, so far as it arranges for the monopoly of the trade of Morocco by France at the end of thirty years.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) There can be no question of revising the Anglo-French Declaration, and if the hon. Member will refer to the text of that document he will see that it makes no arrangement such as he describes.