HC Deb 27 June 1910 vol 18 c661
Colonel RAWSON

asked whether British traders may understand by the Congo grant of free-trade zones that they will receive the same treatment and consideration from the Belgian Government as will be extended to Belgians, and that they will be able to establish trading stations in the Congo free-trade zones as freely as a Belgian company?


This is the natural interpretation to be placed upon the decree issued by the Belgian Government, and is the only one in accord with Treaties.