HC Deb 02 November 1908 vol 195 c775

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the proposal submitted to the last Colonial Conference by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, to the effect that British cargo vessels shall receive preferential treatment in the Suez Canal, or some remission of dues from the Government, has been further considered; and what action, if any, it is proposed to take.


The matter is still being considered by His Majesty's Government, but I fear that there is no immediate probability of any special reduction being made in the dues.