HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1602
17. Colonel YATE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Oversea Trade Department what arrangements have now been made regarding the levy of Consular fees on invoice certificates, certificates of origin, legalisation of bills of lading, and such like documents by British Consuls abroad as are levied by foreign Consuls in Great Britain, with a view to the provision of funds towards the improvement of the British Consular service as well as to put British merchants in this country on an equal footing with foreign merchants abroad?


The revision of the Consular fee table is under consideration, and complete proposals with a view to a largely increased yield have been formulated. These proposals include all the services referred to.