HC Deb 17 June 1907 vol 176 cc154-5

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the interest displayed in the full Report of the proceedings of the recent Colonial Conference, and especially of that part of the proceedings that related to preferential trade, he will try to secure the consent of all persons concerned to the publication of a verbatim report of the discussion upon preferential trade that took place in the Conference of 1902.


I have to refer the hon. Member to Cd. 1723, from which it appears that some of the Prime Ministers present at the 1902 Conference, when consulted on the subject in 1903, stated that they adhered to the decision unanimously carried at the Conference, that the discussion should not be published, but the Secretary of State will now consult those Prime Ministers who then objected as to whether they are now prepared to reconsider the matter.