§ 7. Mr. LOUGH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Italy has signed the agreement for the removal of the Brussels Sugar Convention; how many Powers have done so; and what are the differences, if any, in the list of fresh signatories, apart from the United Kingdom, from the former Convention?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
The Protocol renewing the Brussels Sugar Convention for a further period of five years from 1st September, 1913, was signed on 17th March last by the representatives of the following States: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland. For full information I would refer the hon. Member to the dispatches from His Majesty's Minister at Brussels on the subject, which have already been published in Commercial No. 3 (1912) Cd. 6146.
§ Mr. ACLAND
The position of Italy is fully explained in the White Paper to which I have referred my right hon. Friend.