HC Deb 13 March 1906 vol 153 c1097
* SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestre-shire, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any statement can yet be made to the House as to the nature of the fresh instructions to be addressed to the British delegate attending the Permanent Committee under the Sugar Convention, in reference to the adjourned subject of the penalisation of sugar imports from Brazil, now postponed from March to May; and whether the protocols of the October sitting can be placed as usual in the Library.


No statement can yet be made as to the instructions to be given to the British delegate. The answer to the second Question is in the negative. The protocols have now been placed in the Library.

MR. BOWLES (Lambeth, Norwood)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the importance to this country of the decisions arrived at by the Permanent Committee appointed under the Brussels Sugar Convention, he will arrange that, immediately upon the receipt by the Foreign Office of the procès-verbaux of any of its proceedings, they shall then forthwith be printed, either in the original French or accompanied by an English translation, and circulated as a Parliamentary Paper.


These procès-verbaux are usually bulky. They shall, however, be sent to the Library of the House with as little delay as possible. The last set in the form in which it has been received has been placed in the Library. The bound volume has not yet been issued.