HC Deb 06 December 1906 vol 166 cc1157-8
MR. LYNCH (Yorkshire, W. R., Ripon)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, before concluding the negotiations for the increase in the Turkish Customs duties, he will await the receipt from the British Financial Adviser on the Reform Commission in Macedonia of financial statements establishing the fact that the additional cost of putting the reforms into execution will not be less than the revenues to be derived from the new duties.

(Answered by Secretary Sir Edward Grey.) His Majesty's Government are still awaiting information on certain points before giving their assent to the increase in the Turkish Customs duties, but I am un- able to give the hon. Member any pledge which would interfere with our liberty of action or prevent us from continuing to act with other Powers in the matter.