HC Deb 19 March 1913 vol 50 c1022
21. Mr. F. HALL

asked if the refusal of the Liberian Government to grant certain concessions to Messrs. Lever Brothers was due to the fact that the firm's proposals would have had the effect of excluding any other economic enterprise on the part of natives or foreigners, and would thus have amounted to a monopoly inadmissible under the terms of the commercial agreement between Germany and Liberia; and whether, by the action of the Colonial Office, such a monopoly has now been granted on British territory?


I am not aware of the reasons for which the Liberian Senate rejected Messrs. Lever's application for a concession. The answer to the second part of the question is, I am informed, in the negative.

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