§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury 1737 whether any negotiations as to colonial preference or retaliation took place between the Colonial Secretary and the Colonial Prime Ministers before the Coronation Conference of 1902; and, if so, whether he will lay the correspondence upon the Table of the House.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
There were informal pourparlers upon the subject of colonial preference. But no record was kept, and therefore no record remains. There is no correspondence in existence which can be published.