HC Deb 17 April 1907 vol 172 c975

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the recent Ministerial statements in the Canadian House of Commons on the subject of the coastal trade of the Dominion, the Secretary of State will inform the Canadian Government of the resolutions come to at the Imperial Navigation Conference in regard to the Colonial coastal trade, in order to ascertain the manner in which the application of the principles of these resolutions would affect the coastal trade of Canada.


The questions discussed at the Merchant Shipping Conference all concern the local conditions in Australia and New Zealand, and the Secretary of State does not consider that the resolutions arrived at with Australia and New Zealand delegates affect in any way the question of the coasting trade in Canada, or that any communication with the Dominion Government on the subject is necessary.