HC Deb 27 June 1917 vol 95 cc380-1
63. Major HUNT

asked the Prime Minister whether any of our Allies have denounced or have intimated their intention of denouncing all existing commercial treaties so as to be free to make new treaties of commerce after the War; and whether His Majesty's Government wilt denounce all existing commercial treaties for the same purpose?


The Italian Government have denounced, with two exceptions, all their commercial treaties by which Italian tariff rates of duty are fixed. The French Government have intimated their intention to denounce all their commercial treaties, and the subject is now being considered by His Majesty's Government.