HC Deb 22 April 1909 vol 3 c1658

asked whether the Court of Policy of the Colony of British Guiana had signified its desire, through the Governor, to conclude a preferential tariff with Canada; and what steps His Majesty's Government had taken to assist them in the matter?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Colonel Seely)

The Combined Court of British Guiana recently passed a resolution in favour of preferential treatment being given to Great Britain and British possessions, the preamble of the resolution referring more especially to the Dominion of Canada. Pending the appointment of the Royal Commission to inquire into the trade relations between Canada and the West Indian Colonies, His Majesty's Government have not taken any action in the matter.


When is the Royal Commission likely to be appointed?

Colonel SEELY

Before very long; I cannot give the precise date.