17. Mr. ROY WILSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that preliminary arrangements have been entered into between the Union of South Africa and Holland for a commercial treaty on the basis of the most-favoured-nation treatment; and whether such a treaty involves granting to goods imported into South Africa from Holland the same preferences as are at present accorded to goods from Great Britain?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
I am not aware that any such arrangements as those referred to have been made. A Most-Favoured-Nation Treaty as such does of course, entitle foreign countries to claim the benefits of inter-Imperial preferences.