HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 c30
47. Sir E. CARSON

asked the Prime Minister whether the Council of Ministers in France has denounced ail commercial conventions containing a general clause regarding most-favoured nations; whether the object of such denunciation is to leave the country's hands free for the time when peace arrives; and whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to adopt a similar course, having regard to the probable shortage of raw material after the War and the necessity of providing for the requirements of the British Empire and her Allies?


The answer to all the parts of this question is in the affirmative.